Techie alert! Engineer, weld, HVAC to new HCC career-training centerTechie alert! Engineer, weld, HVAC to new HCC career-training centerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=146032016-09-22T05:00:00Z2016-09-22T20:55:00Z

​STAFFORD - Stafford is now home to Houston Community College’s (HCC) Stafford Campus Workforce Building—an industrial career-training center with capacity for hundreds of students.

The $26.25 million, 54,424-sf center will be the headquarters of HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, offering programs that include engineering, technology and machine technology.

The building features industry laboratories, administrative space, conference rooms and a maker’s space with 3-D printers and woodworking and machine tools.

HCC Southwest College President Madeline Burillo said the workforce center will have about 200 students this fall starting in late October with training for those already in the workforce.

She said classes have already started for students enrolled in technical training programs with most of them attending HCC’s Central Campus in Houston.

Programs offered at the center also include electrical, plumbing, welding, pipefitting, industrial maintenance, mechatronics and HVAC programs. 

Students will be able to obtain HCC as well as national certifications.

The center would also be a site for industry conferences as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) summer camps for area youth.

The center will host its grand opening October 12, 2016.

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