Co-Lin breaks ground on new career-technical building
Groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held at Co-Lin’s Simpson County Center. The College is expanding with the addition of a new $6 million Career-Technical Building.
The 23,412 square foot building will house seven general classrooms, a computer lab, science lab, five faculty offices, a faculty work/break room, health lab, adult education classroom, and welding lab. The new facility will house the automation and control, welding, and early childhood programs.
“With the addition of this new facility, our goal is to train a qualified workforce that will bring in new business and industry to the area,” said Co-Lin’s Vice President of the Simpson County Center Dr. Dewayne Middleton. “The College has received enormous support from the Simpson County Board of Supervisors.”
“We are proud of the work that has been done by so many individuals to make this new building a reality,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane G. Hulon. “This is an exciting day. This project shows a true commitment to this campus and to this part of the Co-Lin District. We are so proud to see this project get underway.”
Burris/Wagnon Architects, P.A. of Jackson is the architect for the project. Richard Womack Construction of Mendenhall is serving as the general contractor. Completion date is scheduled for October 2019.
CUTLINE: On hand for the groundbreaking were from left, Board of Trustees members Eugene Bates and Dr. Troy Stewart Sr., Board Chairman Tommy Sasser, President Dr. Jane G. Hulon, SCC Vice President Dr. Dewayne Middleton, Board members Melton King, Steven Ammann, and Greg Paes. Photo by Scarlett Hart