J.C.C. president says state money will help find home for college’s tech center

JCC tech space

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jefferson Community College's President says the additional money the college is getting from New York State will help to find a good location for the college's new tech space.

The college was awarded $1.2 million in 2018 as part of Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

Now, Lee Park from the Department of State says the college will be getting a total of $2.5 million to help bring the tech space to downtown Watertown.

J.C.C.’s President Doctor Ty Stone says the money also gives the college the opportunity to renovate a space and to buy new equipment.

“Well obviously we are very excited about it,” said Stone, “it will be a great opportunity for this community, so we are really excited and it really shows the dedication from the Governor’s office on RDRI Projects.”

Part of the the process is to decide where to put the new tech center.

Doctor Stone says that college officials are still looking at all options.

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