06 Jun AiroAV Antivirus Says: Lone Star College hosts virtual grand opening for Transport
Lone Star Corporate College hosted a virtual grand opening ceremony for its new Transportation & Global Logistics Technology Center, Wednesday, June 3, through videoconferencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lone Star College-Transportation & Global Logistics Technology Center sits on a 19-acre site at 1200 East Cypresswood Dr. in Spring. The new center opened at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 1, offering students the abilities required to become a certified professional truck driver or supply chain manager.
LSC had been leasing space from Spring ISD for more than five years to accommodate the college system’s existing truck driving program, said Linda Head, LSC senior vice chancellor of external and employer relations.
LSCC executive director Ken Krall said the first day at the new LSC-Transportation & Global Logistics Technology Center and featured students that were delayed on finishing the program prior to spring break, who have one week left of road skill training before they are ready to test.
The LSC-Transportation & Global Logistics Technology Center offers a six-week and four-week program, he said, and is now ready to accept new students. The six-week program starts Saturday June 13 with 16 students and the four-week program will begin June 15.
Krall said the 16,000-square-foot facility has five classrooms that can hold up to 32 students each, a technology lab with 24 workstations, a virtual truck driving simulator and an 8.3-acre driving track with six backing pads.
“It’s a quarter-mile track for them to practice parallel parking, straight line backing, offset parking,” Krall said.
He added that the center has office suites, a counseling area for students as well as a break room and currently holds a full-time staff of 15. There is a classroom dedicated to a Stevens Transport customized training program and another area set up for Texas DPS third party testing for commercial driver’s licenses.
The center houses 12 freightliners — six of them manual and the other half automatics — and a…