When Mount Isa's Good Shepherd Catholic College began to have space shortages and an increasing number of trade elective students, its principal Peter Scott decided something had to be done.
Mr Scott began looking for nearby properties on the market and found the answer right under his nose.
The school purchased an old shed just five meters away on the corner of May and Simpson St.
Mr Scott said the extension would be a great addition to their campus.
"There just really wasn't enough space with all of the trade equipment, we were really lucky that the building next door was available," Mr Scott said.
"We were subdividing rooms to make up space for trade subjects for the younger years."
Mr Scott said the new centre would help a large proportion of students.
"Nearly 80 percent of our kids are going on into those vocational careers so this new trade centre is very important.
"We offer certificate courses for years 10 and above that allow for students to go on into apprenticeships and traineeships."
Mr Scott said the tender went out this week and they wanted construction to begin as early as November.
"There's a hope it can be finished and ready to go by the start of next year but there's no guarantees," he said.
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