Avondale, LA – Officials with Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Delgado Community College celebrated the grand opening of the River City Site and Advanced Manufacturing Center in the Churchill Technology & Business Park today (August 30).

The opening of the new 85,000-square-foot facility marks a $27.3 million investment into the future of the regional workforce. Delgado River City is designed to accommodate training programs to support commerce along the Mississippi River including transportation/logistics, marine engine, engineering, and automotive technology on the growing West Bank of Jefferson Parish.

“We are pleased to announce the completion and opening of these state-of-the-art educational facilities that have been so highly anticipated by our community. Delgado River City will enable the regional workforce to attain the knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in the economic growth that is transforming the Greater New Orleans region at a rapid pace, and we will assist in that growth by providing a highly skilled workforce for the industries investing in our region,” said Delgado Chancellor Joan Y. Davis.

The Advanced Manufacturing Center, housed within the River City Site, will focus on creating a sustainable, skilled workforce to support the industries investing in the region. The facility is a long-term solution to workforce shortages both regionally and around the country. Courses will focus on skills such as welding, precision machining, pipefitting, electrical support, and industrial maintenance.

Delgado Community College expects to serve close to 3,000 students at this campus. Prospective students are encouraged to visit www.dcc.edu for additional information or to apply and register online.

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