SCTC Henry Campus Cuts Ribbon on New State-of-the-Art Facility
Several Henry County commissioners, city officials, Board of Education members and local legislators helped celebrate the opening of Building B at Southern Crescent Technical College’s Henry County Center earlier this week. Southern Crescent Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Thomas gave the welcome and opening remarks, thanking the many in attendance for their support and efforts to establish a technical college campus in Henry County. Henry County Commission Chair June Wood gave the county perspective during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Wood detailed the beginning of the process for bringing a technical college to Henry County and how efforts were more than a decade in the making, bringing all facets of the community together for a common goal.
“I want to take you on a quick journey. I remember nearly ten years ago when elected officials sat in a room with the business community and the education community and we spoke about the future of Henry County, and we were focused on education and economics, and we were aware we were the only county of our size that didn’t have a technical college presence.”
In her remarks, Wood thanked her colleagues on the Board of Commissioners, the community, the citizens, the Board of Education and the state legislators.
“I just want to applaud our legislators,” she said. “Thank you for not making this a partisan issue and coming together in a way that benefits our community.”
The new facility is the second of eight buildings originally proposed for SCTC’s Henry County location and is an 82,500 square foot multi-level, state-of-the-art facility which houses various medical, computer, and industrial training programs designed to meet the immediate needs of the area. The SCTC Henry campus is located immediately east of Henry County High School and the Henry Academy for Advanced Studies, built on 25 acres of land donated to Southern Crescent Technical College by the Henry County Board of Education.
For the design and construction of Building B, the Technical College System of Georgia contributed $20,958,000 in state general obligation bond financing. Henry County contributed $5 million through SPLOST IV funds and the City of McDonough donated an additional $1 million in SPLOST funds for the project.