The Merrillville campus is a new 60000 square foot training center including a computer lab, 5 classrooms, one technology classroom and student break/lunch room. The main floor contains a 32,000 square foot shop (200’x 160’) including 16 welding booths, a vertical milling machine, industrial metal band saw, overhead crane and several project props for Millwright apprentices and journeyman to work on.
Additionally, for carpenters there are a multitude of framing projects (both light gauge metal and wood), concrete formwork systems, and scaffolding components. The East side of the shop additionally houses a 1,400 square foot first floor of a mock hospital for Healthcare Construction training, as well as a 600 square foot sandpit to mimic real world conditions for formwork, framing, scaffolding, etc. when the weather doesn’t allow us to work outside. Finally, on the 17,000 square foot second floor shop cabinetmaking, interior trim, commercial door hardware and advanced layout classes are taught.