Bossier City, La (KMSS) — The Louisiana House of Representatives approved a statewide facilities initiative that will improve Louisiana’s Community and Technical College facilities. The bill provides increased training capacity and opportunities for students, business and industry in both rural and urban areas across the state.
The Bossier Parish Community College was one of 29 colleges statewide to receive the grant which passed in Baton Rouge last week.
The grant, which totals 18.5-million will be used to build a new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics building.
“This was a monumental win for students, employers and communities – not only in NW Louisiana but in the entire state,” said BPCC Chancellor Jim Henderson.
The bill authorizes financing and construction of 29 projects in the amount of $251.6 million. Twelve percent, or $34.3 million, will be provided from local private matching funds.
The program will also provide 25 workforce projects, 3 one stop student testing, career and service centers, and one safety related project.