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Electrification and Transportation Center

Electrification and Transportation Center

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is a regional powerhouse for workforce development and technical education. The time has come to enhance campus facilities and programming in support of emerging industry development and your support is necessary for our success.

Model of Workplace Accelerator Center Building

Partnership Opportunities

LaGrange East Campus - LaGrange, GA

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Dr. Julie Post
WGTC President

Brittney Wells
WGTC Foundation Executive Director

Located in the heart of the Georgia International Business Park — the largest business park in the southeast — the LaGrange East Campus of West Georgia Technical College is currently home to two small 50-year-old facilities. Their current condition is essentially defunct and certainly inadequate to serve the high-tech programming demands of the workforce in the area or support existing and forthcoming economic development needs.

Partnerships with local industry officials, as well as new development in the area, have called on us to respond with a skillfully trained workforce. WGTC has been advocating for a state funded capital outlay project for three years now, to support electrification, logistics/transportation, and manufacturing on the East Campus in LaGrange. That project has not seen traction for implementation and, at this point, is now far too delayed to be of value with current urgent needs.

Recently, the College has been named one of three recipients of the Workforce Accelerator for Manufacturing (WAM) state funding. As a result, $6.5 million in renovation and equipment funding for programming specifically to address training in support of the electric vehicle (EV) industry manufacturing and aftermarket maintenance, is available. This award of state funding provides an incredible starting point for necessary facility transformation that, with additional industry support, can create economic impact through essential workforce development.

Electrification is upon us, and the industries associated with supporting the incredible influx of e-mobility development in Georgia, as the #1 state to do business, continues to grow exponentially. As a technical college, it is West Georgia Tech’s duty to meet high-demand industry needs with an adequately trained workforce.

Building A, East Campus, 220 Fort Drive

  • Three wings totaling - 32,000 square feet
  • Wing A - 8,000 sq. ft.
  • Wing B & C - 12,000 sq. ft. each
  • CDL range
  • Field adequate for lineworker
  • Sufficient parking, paved and gravel
  • New roof installation already in progress

Naming Opportunities

Draft designs provide donor naming opportunities for 1 building, 3 wings, 7 learning labs, 11 classrooms, 1 driving range, and 1 lineworker field.

rendering of new building
Programs for the Electrification & Transportation Center renovation project Include:

  • Automotive Technology and Repair
  • EV Technology and Repair
  • EV Charging Station Repair
  • CDL
  • Logistics
  • Lineworker
  • Electrical
  • EV Manufacturing
    • New needs TBD by industry partners
  • Automotive Dealership Support Programs
    • Parts Specialist
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Business



Estimated Cost Summary:

Estimated Total Reno Cost ($375/sq. ft).....$18,615,844

Estimated Equipment Cost..............................$2,800,000

*In-kind donation of quality equipment welcomed

Gender Nontraditional Career student:

  • Industrial Maintenance
    • West Campus, Building G
  • Welding
    • Recent renovation, East Campus, Building C
  • Machine Tool
    • Planned expansion, West Campus, Building G
  • Workforce Development/Corporate Training
    • New Regional Workforce Training Center, East Campus, Building D
    • Mobile training labs for manufacturing and welding


This critical renovation project will supplement existing and create new support of essential skilled workforce training efforts. Automotive Repair Technology, currently housed on the LaGrange West Campus, will be relocated and gain a much-needed expansion. Machine Tool Technology on the West Campus, will relocate to the space vacated by automotive. Several EV related fields, Lineworker, Electrical, Dealership support programs, and Logistics will all be new program additions with the renovation of this facility.

Example companies benefiting from this project include but are not limited to Kia and all OEM suppliers, Freyr, Remington, Delta, TCSS, all power companies, city and county agencies, all distribution companies, all manufacturing companies, all auto dealerships, future Georgia relocation projects, inland port development, and many more.