CLTCC moving to downtown Alexandria - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

CLTCC moving to downtown Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – News Channel 5 is the first to confirm that Central Louisiana Technical Community College will move to Downtown Alexandria.

After a thorough review process of Requests for Property Proposals, the LCTCS Facilities Corporation, a private nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, has selected the Downtown Alexandria Now proposal as best suited for the new Central Louisiana Technical Community College Main Campus.

Downtown Alexandria Now and LSU Alexandria submitted proposals.

"I am excited that the LCTCS Facilities Corporation has made a decision regarding the proposals for our new main campus," said CLTCC Chancellor Rodney Ellis.  "We can now turn our attention to identifying a specific location within the downtown area and putting together an advanced infrastructure, as well as programs that will meet the growing demands of the Central Louisiana workforce." 

Act 360 of the 2013 Legislative Session authorized funding for 29 construction projects for Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges, requiring a 12 percent local match for state funds.  For CLTCC's Alexandria Campus, the legislature authorized a state share of $19 million with a local match of $2.6 million for a total investment of $21.6 million.

The LCTCS Facilities Corporation issued the RFP to select the best site location for the Alexandria Campus on Nov. 6, 2013, with a deadline for responses on Jan. 21, 2014.    

"This process always has been about the students and creating the synergies needed to maximize the readiness of our human infrastructure," said Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy. "I want to thank the City staff and the stakeholders for their hard work and cooperation.  Mayor Roy also thanked education stakeholders for their hard work and commitment to making our workforce ready and able to meet future generations' needs for business opportunity and growth. He added, "When people talk about locating new jobs and cinching up existing ones, education is the measuring stick by which all community potential is judged—ultimately." 

 

A video of the proposed site can be viewed on the city's website, http://www.cityofalexandriala.com/cltcc.

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