Will create new home for Gateway’s transportation program
FLORENCE, Ky. (Apr. 14, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College and the City of Covington announced today a partnership that will create a new site for the college’s transportation program and the city’s fleet maintenance operations.
Gateway has agreed to purchase the former Robke Auto Dealer property. In the fall of 2015, this site will be the new home of Gateway’s Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology programs now housed at the Amsterdam Road Campus. In addition, Gateway’s new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program will move to this location from the Boone Campus. The exact date of the transition is yet to be determined.
The Gateway Foundation has secured the property via a lease-purchase option, and the college will complete the purchase of this 14.44-acre site this summer, or early in the fall, for $3.9 million.
Through this partnership, the City of Covington’s fleet maintenance operation could provide additional live work for Gateway students. The details of the collaborative will be worked out over the summer months.