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Oct 15, 2012
WINNFIELD – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal cut the ribbon on a new campus building on the Huey P. Long campus of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The Jindal Administrated supported an $11.5 million investment to construct the new building. The new campus building replaces the original facility built in the 1930’s on the campus in Winnfield. This new facility modernizes the instructional capability of the Huey P. Long Campus of Central Louisiana Technical Community College by providing state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory space.
The programs offered on this campus include welding, nursing, office technology, carpentry, certified nursing assistant/patient care technician programs, and a variety of continuing education courses. As a community college, this new facility also positions the campus well for offering general education and other college courses for university transfer.
Governor Jindal said, “When I became Governor, we made a commitment to invest in our community and technical colleges because these campuses connect graduates to great jobs right here in our state. Investments at technical and community college campuses help ensure our students have access to first-class learning environments so they can attain the skills to find jobs in the 21st century workforce which will attract companies to our state and grow our economy.”
Construction of the new building began in September of 2010.
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.