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Community Forum on Lone Star College Bond Referendum Set Oct. 28 at LSC-North Harris

With 17,721 students enrolled at Lone Star College-North Harris this fall and a critical need for trained technical workers in the Houston region, several technology, workforce program and facility upgrades are earmarked in a LSC $485 million bond on the November election ballot.

Join LSC-North Harris Interim President Penny Westerfeld for a community forum to learn more about the technology upgrades, building renovations and further development of workforce programs planned with money in this referendum. The community forum will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the LSC-North Harris Academic Building (ACAD-126) at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas.

Among the projects earmarked for LSC-North Harris are:

·         A new 60,000 square-foot instructional building

·         An Advanced Technology Workforce Center

·         A 25,000 square-foot expansion of the LSC-Victory Center

·         Renovations to Industrial Diesel Technology and Paramedic/EMS workforce education facilities

·         An additional 400 parking spaces

It is estimated that 63 percent of all jobs will require postsecondary training by 2018 and students with an associate degree earn, on average, 25 percent more than high school graduates. 

The numbers say it all. Attending LSC-North Harris is more affordable than other state institutions. Attending Lone Star College saves students and their families thousands of dollars per semester.

For information, visit LoneStar.edu/Election.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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