There is a strong need for an Erie County community college, according to a 65-page state-required feasibility study.

The study was released publicly Friday morning. It was commissioned by local nonprofit Empower Erie, which has been promoting the creation of a school for roughly eight months.

According to the study, the new school could offer curriculum that includes engineering, welding, computer security, accounting, journalism, fitness and nursing instruction, as well other courses of study.

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