Victoria's 112,000-SF technology center emergesVictoria's 112,000-SF technology center emergeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=66622013-08-05T10:23:00Z2013-08-05T07:30:00Z

VICTORIA - Victoria College has broken ground on its new 112,000-sf Emerging Technology Center located on 16 acres in the Lone Tree II Industrial Park. It will consist of two structures — an Industrial Training Building and Conference & Classroom Building — connected by a second-floor walkway.

The 56,000-sf Conference & Classroom building will contain a 440-person meeting space, six classrooms, ten offices and four computer labs.

The Industrial Training Building will include six high-bay training areas, each 4,000 sf, with room for six additional bays in the future.

The college hopes to generate employees to fill positions as industrial systems mechanics, machinists, oil and gas technicians and logistics and operations managers.

Jobs for process technicians, oil-field positions — including roustabouts — truck drivers have been in high demand in the Crossroads, said Carole Kolle, center director for Workforce Solutions.

To supply the technical training center with equipment and instructional materials, the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation provided a $1.9 million grant, and Invista donated an additional $30,000.

The center is scheduled for completion in spring 2015.

Read more at the Victoria Advocate and Victoria College.

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