Campus expansions announced for BRCC, Delgado, Central Louisiana Tech. College- Alexandria
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced three new campus expansions within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
The expansions will take place at the Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, the Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Alexandria and Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
A 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art Collision Repair Training Technology center will be constructed at the Baton Rouge Community College. It will include a residential neighborhood, retail establishments and a charter school. Through a partnership with All Star Automotive, an automotive training center will open in the fall of 2016 and will train students in the field of automotive technology.
The Central Louisiana Technical Community College will build a $21.5 million workforce industrial training campus that will provide important training programs. It will also serve as a hub for the region and offer expanded curriculum programs to meet advancing workforce needs in the areas of health care, welding, industrial maintenance, construction, business, administration and general education. The 50,000 square foot facility will feature modern classrooms, laboratories, a library, shops, student activities and offices.
Delgado Community College will begin its new construction with a 45,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center. The Center will serve 3,000 students enrolled in programs that will support the growing Mississippi River commerce, including transportation/logistics, maritime technology, automotive technology and marine engineering.
"The growth at our community and technical colleges across Louisiana reflects the need for these schools and the need for expansion of campus classrooms and buildings. These three new facilities will provide more training and ultimately, more opportunities for employment, which is exactly what we want for our students," Edwards said.