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Madison College breaks ground on South Campus

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A major change is coming to the south side of Madison, with a new Madison College campus.

At a groundbreaking Monday, officials said they hope to help a part of the area that's been "historically under-represented."

The $23 million project will have typical classes, and programs specializing in STEM and IT. The focus is on more than just education.

School leaders say it's about bettering their community.

"It's about opening the door to a future of possibilities that have escaped the reality of those who live here," Jack Daniels, Madison College President, said. "It's about skill training and the acquisition of specialized knowledge needed to build a quality, diverse workforce."

The new campus is expected to open for the fall semester of 2019.

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