For Immediate Release
DALLAS- On a 32-year-old campus, nothing is quite as exciting as a new building. Brookhaven College will celebrate the new Workforce and Continuing Education Division's new building April 29 at 3 p.m. The public is invited. Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, is the featured guest speaker.
Funded by a multimillion-dollar bond approved by taxpayers in 2004, the expansion project included the college's new Science and Allied Health building and the expansion of the Automotive Technology building, both of which opened last year.
"With the addition of this new facility, we are able to bring our corporate training partners and continuing education students into professional setting to upgrade their job skills, learn a new language or change careers," said Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president of Brookhaven College. "The new building adds classrooms and lab spaces for a wide variety of areas of study including health careers and computer courses to teacher certification and art."
The new facility boasts 27,700 square feet and includes a catering kitchen for corporate guests, a computer information technology lab, a jewelry-making lab, state-of-the-art visual technology equipment and new modern furniture, among other top-notch features. The size and number of classrooms on the ground floor are adjustable: movable walls create anywhere from four classrooms for up to 25 people, to one classroom for up to 100 people, according to Leroy Butler, continuing education and workforce specialist at Brookhaven College.
To coincide with the college's commitment to green practices, the building also was equipped with earth-friendly features such as polished concrete floors, paints and sealants low in volatile organic compounds, north-facing windows to optimize natural light and a reflective roof to minimize heat gain.
The Workforce and Continuing Education Division, led by Vernon L. Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education, works to provide individual and corporate training programs for all students and for any business. We have customized workforce training solutions, which can provide an exceptional program of training customized to meet a company's goals. The programs offer our community and corporate clients quality courses for all ages and skill levels; flexible scheduling; industry-recognized certifications; cost-effective programs; and online and classroom training options.
Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch; the WCE building is located on the east side of campus near Alpha Road.
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