VC's Gonzales Center expansion will begin this spring

Feb. 12, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.

Last October, the city of Gonzales approved the next expansion phase for Victoria College's Gonzales Center, which will include the addition of a craft skills training academy and an enlarged science lab.

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

The craft skills training academy, which will be known as the Building Trades Academy, will offer courses in welding, core construction skills other types of technical training.

The enlarged science lab will help the center add more science courses.

The Gonzales Center offers credit and continuing education courses along with dual-credit courses for high school students. The center will also offer its first commercial truck driving course, set to begin on Feb. 28.

The Gonzales Center was initially made possible through a collaborative effort involving VC, the city of Gonzales and the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation. It will celebrate the fourth anniversary in May.

As recently as 2008, all the entities worked together to expand the center, adding two additional classrooms and a study atrium.

"Support from both the city of Gonzales and the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation has been invaluable to the growth and success of the VC Gonzales Center," said Jackie Mikesh, VC Gonzales Center campus manager.

VC's Gonzales Center has six classrooms, two computer labs, along with a resource and tutoring center. Additionally, the center provides students with a science lab and a large and well-equipped nursing skills lab.



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