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SIC breaks ground on a training center in Carmi

Southeastern Illinois College
Southeastern Illinois College
Breaking ground on the Stanford D. Williams Career & Training Center are (l-r) Dr. Pat York (SIC Board Chair), Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard, Lance Barbre (SIC Foundation Board), Stan Williams, and SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice.

Local officials gathered at Southeastern Illinois College Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony at the school’s Carmi campus for the new Stanford D. Williams Career & Training Center.

The complex has been dubbed the regional hub for career and workforce educational needs in the northern region of S-I-C’s district.

School President Jonah Rice recognized White County school representatives and the City of Carmi for being present and being huge partners in this project, in addition to acknowledging local representatives, college officials, and others involved in the project along the way.

The college anticipates two phases of the construction will be substantially completed near December 2023.

State and local funds of around just under $5 million will be combined with a $505,000 gift from Williams to bring this long-awaited center to fruition.

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