Voters have approved Tarrant County College’s $825 million bond proposal to fund a plan that will construct, improve, renovate and equip buildings throughout the six-campus district. The District plans to use the money to enhance technology and facilities essential to training the region’s future workforce.
“Tarrant County College is strongly committed to connecting students of all ages to education and training that matches the local jobs, career opportunities, interests, and leadership needs of our local community and economy,” said Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D. “With voter support, Tarrant County College will connect more students with even better education and work force opportunities, and we will connect businesses with a highly educated and trained workforce skilled in the needs of today and tomorrow.”
TCC’s 2019 bond improvement proposition aligns with the TCC Board of Trustees’ commitment to the College’s mission for providing affordable and accessible education, continued learning and job training for all Tarrant County residents. TCC is expected to hire an outside project management firm to ensure the bond projects are built on-budget and on-time.
“We are thankful the voters of Tarrant County share Tarrant County College’s vision for the future,” said TCC Board President Conrad C. Heede. “College degrees, community education, advance college credit for high school students and workforce training are vital for the future of our local economy. With voter approval, TCC will be the front door to the future for more than 100,000 students each year.”
With this bond passage, voters should not expect an increase in property taxes. This is the first bond package election for TCC since 1993. The last bonds were paid off in FY2015. Since 1993, annual enrollment TCC has almost doubled, increasing by more than 45,000 students.
About Tarrant County College
Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is one of the 20 largest higher education institutions in the United States. The two-year college offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts degrees, Community & Industry Education courses, workshops and customized training programs. The College, established in 1965, has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including TCC Connect that provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. TCC also assists employers in training their workforces with its TCC Opportunity Center.