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Partners Announce Aransas County Workforce Development Center with Opening Slated in 2022

Thu Oct 7, 2021
Audience at Aransas County Workforce Development Center Announcement

Audience at Aransas County Workforce Development Center Announcement

The road to recovery is underway as Aransas County moves forward with efforts to revitalize the economy in Rockport-Fulton and surrounding communities. The area first suffered the devastating wrath of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017; and then last year, the coronavirus pandemic hit, further impacting an economy dependent on the tourism industry and the workforce that supports it.

Today, Oct. 7, partners–– including Aransas County, the Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (ACPEDC), Del Mar College (DMC), the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Congressman Michael Cloud (R-District 27) and other government, business and education leaders––announced the establishment of the Aransas County Workforce Development Center and took preliminary tours of the former Little Bay Primary School, which will house workforce training, Continuing Education, Career and Technical Education and academic courses once renovation is completed next year.