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Amarillo ISD Building “Advanced” Vocational Campus

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The Amarillo Independent School District has formally named the 231,000-square-foot vocational campus it’s developing at the former Hastings store on Plains Boulevard. The AISD’s board voted recently to name the project AmTech Career Academy.

“We see AmTech as our opportunity to strengthen the workforce in Amarillo and the surrounding areas for generations to come,” said AISD superintendent Doug Loomis. “This facility and everyone involved are giving students the chance to really explore their passions, their interests and various career paths, all while learning in the most advanced environment possible. We are so thrilled to bring AmTech to our community.”

Among other features, the new facility will incorporate a 3,500-square-foot robot and drone coliseum for classwork and competitions, an advanced mechatronics “Smart Factory” which will mimic the use of robotics in factories, and multiple collaboration spaces and learning hubs. A fall 2021 opening is projected.

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