The Career-Technical building is off Greenfield Road. The new entrance is Community College Boulevard.
The brief program will begin at 2 p.m. with refreshments immediately following.
Hinds purchased the Career-Technical Building in December 2008 and began classes in 2009. At the time, it was the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Gulf Coast Regional Training Center.
The building now houses classes for plumbing, electrical, welding, industrial maintenance, practical nursing and Associate Degree Nursing with about 200 students and 24 total employees. The building also houses Rankin County adult education classes and the Rankin Campus MI-BEST navigator and instructor.
Approximately five miles from the main Rankin Campus off Highway 80 in Pearl, the building was constructed in 2002 by the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Hinds Community College paid $3.2 million for the building with a special FY 09 state bond appropriation and additional capital funding support from Rankin County.
Community College Boulevard leads to the two-story 40,000-square-foot building, which sits on nearly five acres of land.
Directions to the Career-Technical Building (not on the main Rankin Campus): Take I-20 East to Exit 54. Turn right off Exit 54 onto Highway 18 East. Go straight through the first red light. Go to the second red light and turn right at Bob Boyte Honda dealership onto Greenfield Road. Travel about 7/10 of a mile, past Greenfield Village subdivision, to Community College Boulevard.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.Hinds CC will celebrate a new entrance to the Rankin Campus’ Career-Technical Building on Nov. 18.