Houston Community College has a new campus.
The Stafford Workforce Training facility is part of an ongoing bond program and is designed to meet the needs of Houston businesses.
HCC officials turned the dirt on the new $27 million, 57K square foot workforce building in far southwest Houston.
Campus President Dr. Fena Garza says the demand for skilled workers in and around Houston is great.
“We have access to Alternate-90, to (Highway) 59, but what attracts in most cases is what is available as far as training is concerned — more than just location,” says Garza.
It’s the 3rd construction project under the $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program that Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado says is designed to put students on par with other learning institutions.
“We are looking at developing world class centers of excellence across the district, so our graduates will be considered second to none,” says Maldonado.
The capital improvement program involves 14 projects across all six HCC colleges. It adds new buildings, parking garages and new technologies to meet student needs, expecially in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.