J. J. Keller Transportation Center Expansion 

Why is this project necessary?
To address state’s annual need for 8,000-10,000 truck drivers and 400 diesel mechanics.

The Need:

  • In Wisconsin alone, there is a need for 8,000-10,000 truck drivers and over 400 diesel mechanics annually.
  • FVTC’s Decision Driving skid pad is one of only five in the nation used for full semi-trailer skid training. Due to tremendous industry growth, our facilities are in great demand.
  • Transportation programs are at maximum capacity in the existing facility with long wait lists.

The Objective:

  • Double program capacity in Diesel Technology and Truck Driving to address skilled worker shortages in this industry.
  • Support Automotive Technology program demand, as well as industry training for GM technicians and others.

Project Overview:
An expansion of the J. J. Keller Transportation Center on the Appleton campus will provide much-needed additional space for a truck driving inspection bay, diesel technology maintenance bays, diesel engine labs, auto mechanics expansion and additional classrooms.

Preliminary Conceptual Plan (as of September 2012):
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Transporation Center Expansion

Preliminary Conceptual Plan (as of September 2012):
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