The A.W. Hodde, Jr., Technical Education Center marks an important partnership between education and local industries. This 12,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility houses current programs and laboratories that will support the educational and training needs of the area well into the 21st century.
When leaders from Blinn College and local industries met to discuss the workforce needs of the area, it was clear that there was an immediate demand for local training that would help develop a quality, viable workforce in Washington and surrounding counties. With the generous donations from local businesses, associations, independent school districts, financial institutions an individuals, this vision became a reality in December 2009.
The A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center is designed to meet the needs of the current and future workforce of Washington and surrounding counties. Specific programs are developed to train, educate and further develop four distinct groups of people: