ABBEVILLE (Oct. 29, 2012) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday marked the opening of the newly renovated South Louisiana Community College Gulf Area campus. The Jindal Administrated supported a $6 million investment to complete the renovations.
The renovations resolved existing campus issues in infrastructure, including campus security, technology, and structural issues to the main building. The renovations added an additional 28,090 square feet to the campus, which includes more space and a simulation lab for the nursing program. Improvements were also made in teaching areas for auto collision repair and welding.
The programs offered on this campus include business office technology, computer electronics technology, cosmetology, industrial/agriculture mechanics technology, medical and nurse assistant programs, patient care technician programs, and welding.
“When I took office, we made a commitment to help improve campuses and learning environments for students because we know the community and technical college system is a critical pipeline for ensuring that we have skilled workers in Louisiana,” Governor Jindal said. “These investments help our students have access to a first-class learning experience so they get the skills they need to find jobs in the 21st century workforce, which will help attract new companies and grow our economy.”
Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million dollars in critical higher education infrastructure investments across the state. This total includes general fund and capital outlay investments, including more than $225 million for Louisiana Community and Technical College campuses.