Community college sets sights on Elk County
October 24, 2012

NEW CASTLE — Butler County Community College will upgrade its presence in central Pennsylvania with a new location, BC3 @ Brockway, with the first classes there in fall 2013.

This project was discussed Oct. 17 when the BC3 board met at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing in Lawrence County.

The Brockway location in Elk County will be housed in the former administrative offices of Brockway Glass, a two-story building that it will share with Manchester Bidwell Corp., which provides trade skill training.

Manchester Bidwell already has begun renovating its part of the building, while BC3 plans to begin renovations in January to its side of the building, covering about 16,000 feet “with the expectation that all will be done and ready for opening in August,” said BC3 spokeswoman Susan Chagnon.

The Brockway site will be funded and maintained by an annual $500,000 grant from the state Department of Education.