- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

GONZALES, La. (AP) - The $9.2 million technology training center being built at River Parishes Community College will give students a preview of the petrochemical plant environments they might be working in one day.

Chancellor Dale Doty tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/2g203qW) welding and pipe fitting students, along with those studying millwrighting and industrial testing, will work side by side in a large, open-air space in the way that they would at a plant.

At the current location of the community college’s technical skills classes those programs are taught in separate areas. Beginning with the spring semester, that will change.

Doty says the community college will move its technology training program into the new center in Gonzales, which also has regular classrooms and labs. The training center is expected to be completed in December.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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