$2M for hospitality training center

Published 1:17 pm Friday, September 25, 2009

The U.S. Department of Commerce will provide $2 million for a planned resort and hospitality training center at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s campus in Gulfport.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the funds will help in construction of the 50,000-square-foot center. The total cost of the project is expected to be $9.98 million.

Once opened, the center is expected to offer programs in hospitality tourism management, business and marketing management technology, culinary arts, and potentially health and spa technologies.

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The center is scheduled to open for the 2010-2011 school year.

Other funding is coming from MGCCC Capital Improvement Fund and from state and local governments.