Rural Development Technology Center/Effingham Regional Career Academy Sign In Place Posted on June 14, 2018 The sign for the new Rural Development Technology Center is now up adjacent to the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham. Several Lake Land College, Effingham Regional Career Academy (ERCA), Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and community members were there to mark the occasion. Construction on the Rural Development Technology Center will begin in 2022 and will offer opportunities for high school students, in addition to adult students, to gain in-demand workforce skills. It will also house the Effingham Regional Career Academy. Pictured from left to right, left side, front row: JoAnn Givens, director of workforce development for Effingham County Chamber of Commerce; Jackie Joines, Lake Land College executive director for college advancement and ERCA Funding Support committee chair; Karen Kull, director of the Lake Land College Kluthe Center and ERCA Workforce Readiness committee chair and back row: Kevin Dust, chamber board member and Matt Roedl, ERCA Marketing committee chair. Right side, left to right: Norma Lansing, Effingham County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO and ERCA vice-president; Mark Doan, Effingham Unit Schools superintendent and ERCA president; Josh Bullock, Lake Land College president and ERCA secretary/treasurer and Becky Brown, membership director for the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Effingham Regional Career Academy, visit effinghamregionalcareeracademy.com/.