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.
Workforce Education non-credit classes are designed, both in subject and format, to fulfill specific workforce training needs for individuals, businesses and industry. These courses are designed to provide training for a career, including preparation for industry certification where appropriate. Students will master a workforce skill without taking entrance exams or enrolling in college credit courses. Programs vary in length and are offered in a non-tradition format with daytime, evening and weekend options at seven campus locations.