Congressman Snyder, college to announce transportation center
U.S. Representative Vic Snyder, PulaskiTechnicalCollege and its transportation technology partners will formally announce plans for a new TransportationTechnologyCenter and a $1.27 million U.S. Department of Labor grant at a news conference at Monday, Oct. 24, on the college's main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. In addition to the grant announcement, the Pulaski Technical College Foundation will announce a major private gift in support of the TransportationTechnologyCenter.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration announced the Pulaski Tech grant award Wednesday. Pulaski Tech was one of only 70 colleges in the nation to receive the award.
Pulaski Tech will receive $1,271,550 to assist in transforming the Little RockExpoCenter into a state-of-the-art TransportationTechnologyCenter that will enable the college to expand its training opportunities for the state's transportation technology workforce. The college purchased the property, which contains 153,600 square feet, 16.47 acres and 1,282 parking spaces, from AmericanPark 'n Swap in February for $4.2 million. Also included in the purchase was an adjoining parcel of 6.4 acres.
Employer partners in the Transportation Technology Center project include the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, Arkansas Trucking Association, Crain Automotive Team of Dealerships, CalArk International, Caldwell Toyota, Central Arkansas Transit Authority, CC Jones Trucking, Cummins Mid-South, Diamond International, FedEx Freight, Gwatney Chevrolet, J.B. Hunt, Maverick Transportation Inc., MHC Kenworth, Parker Automotive Group, PPG, Riggs, Roadranger, Russell Chevrolet Honda, Ryder, Waste Management and Arkansas Core Exchange & Salvage.
Workforce partners include the Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, Central Arkansas Workforce Investment Board, Little RockWorkforceEducationCenter and the North Little RockWorkforceEducationCenter.
Education partners include the Little RockSchool District, North Little RockSchool District and PulaskiCountySpecialSchool District.