Blinn College, a two-year college based in Brenham, Texas, received a $150,000 donation from a manufacturing consortium for its new technical education center.
The donation is from MIC Group, Tarlton, and J.B. Poindexter & Co. and The Technology Institute is expected to be completed in fall 2009. The facility will be 11,000 square-feet and will be built in the Brenham Business Center on two acres of land donated by the Brenham Community Development Corp.
The center expects to train 1,200-1,500 people a year there, in manufacturing, electrical, construction crafts, mechanical, leadership and management, and health fields.
Blinn College has raised about $1.2 million in cash donations, with costs estimated at $1.4 million-$1.7 million. The college is seeking to raise $2.5 million, which will cover construction, establish scholarships and initial operating costs.