KCBD: Lubbock ISD, Texas Tech announce new Agri-STEM building for Lubbock students
Category: K12 Education
Written By: KCBD
Date: August 30, 2021
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock ISD and Texas Tech University announced a new Agri-STEM complex for Lubbock ISD students on Friday, part of the $130 million bond Lubbock ISD received in 2018. The new facility was designed by Parkhill with the goal to give students the option for career training to fulfill immediate needs in fields that make up 1/3 of the #Lubbock area economy.
Studies show the agriculture industry on the high plains contributes to about one-third of the total economy of the area. TTU President Lawrence Schovanec says that by building this facility and furthering the education of our students, we are helping to sustain Lubbock’s economy.
“Agriculture is such an important part of this economy, and this culture and the sustainability of that economy and culture starts with education.”