The BBCC campus community comes together each year for our employee giving event, helping to support the college and our students. The BBCC Foundation Executive Director, LeAnne K. Parton shares, “I am always moved and inspired by the level of generosity and care the Big Bend faculty and staff have for its students and each other.”
To meet the needs of both our workforce and employers, BBCC has launched Building Tomorrow’s Workforce, a comprehensive building and funding program. The new workforce education buildings will provide modern and efficient training space, replacing the inefficient and unsafe facilities that were never meant for educational purposes. Not only that, but the new facilities will draw new students to the region’s job possibilities and retain them there.
This project is not about the building, it is about what happens inside the buildings to “Build Tomorrow’s Workforce”. Construction costs for the 146,000 square feet of new workforce education space are estimated at $48,000,000. State funding will underwrite $37,000,000, and the College has committed $6,000,000 from reserves. The remaining funding will come from private industry, foundations, and individuals.