On May 29, Delgado Community College broke ground on the new River City Campus and the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in the Churchill Technology and Business Park, located in Avondale.
The $27 million project will focus on creating a sustainable, skilled workforce to support the industries investing in the region. Welding, precision machining, electrical/electronics engineering technology, electronics service technology, and industrial maintenance will be the types of courses available at the River Campus.
“Not only will the new campus increase traffic to Fairfield, but we also anticipate that this project will enhance Churchill Park’s attractiveness to businesses because of the collaborative and educational opportunities available through Delgado and the Patrick F. Taylor school,” said Jerry Bologna, executive director of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). “This campus will be a catalyst for future development in the park. We look forward to working with Delgado Community College to ensure this project’s success in the future.”
The 500 acre Park was born out of Jefferson EDGE, the long-term economic development plan designed by JEDCO for the Fairfield area.
Delgado expects the 10.5 acre facility to be completed in the spring of 2017.