Peaslee Tech Funding Package Approved

May 18th, 2015

Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a package of funding for the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, set to open this fall.

The center, which is being spearheaded by the Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence and Douglas County, will be located in the former Honeywell Industries building near Haskell Avenue and 31st Street. It will offer adults job training in health care, information technology, engineering and other technical fields.

The EDC asked both the city and county to contribute $500,000 in funding to support renovations at the facility. The EDC plans to contribute another $200,000 to renovations in addition to the $1 million it has already invested in the building.