PLAINVIEW – South Plains College Plainview Center will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 (Thursday) at the campus, 1920 W. 24th St.
In October 2013, SPC was granted $475,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction of the SPC Plainview Technology Center, which will provide training opportunities for workers displaced by the closing of Cargill Meat Solutions earlier this year.
The proposed 10,000 square foot facility will expand the college’s capacity to provide training in industrial manufacturing, welding technology, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, construction and other trades.
The technology center will be constructed adjacent to the SPC Plainview Center. The new facility will feature classroom and lab space to accommodate industrial manufacturing, welding technology and construction trades programs. Total construction cost for the project is estimated to be $1,000,000 with the college providing $525,000 from student fee revenue bonds authorized the SPC Board of Regents in December 2012. An additional $276,625 from a Title V Strengthening Hispanic Serving Institutions Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education will be used to equip the building with training equipment.