Jindal Signs Bill to Construct New Community & Technical Colleges

jindalsignsA bill to construct a new community and technical college in Alexandria is signed today.  Governor Bobby Jindal and other public officials gathered at the current Vo-tech school on MacArthur drive for the ceremony.

The bill represents roughly 225 million dollars for these new facilities.  The new building was opposed by members of the Board of Regents and the State Treasurer.  But it’s a mission on the Governor’s agenda as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

Members of the local Chamber have argued for more than a year that a technical and community college will help meet the needs of high school graduates who want to train for job skills and to get hired right away.

They still haven’t decided where the multi million-dollar building will be built.  Many believe it will be at LSU Alexandria.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/13