October 27, 2020
Bexar County is moving ahead with plans to build a 30,000-square-foot workforce training facility at Brooks after temporarily suspending the development process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education will operate the center, the San Antonio Business Journal reported. It’s estimated to be about 30,000 square feet with multipurpose rooms, classrooms, computer labs, a high-bay robotics and training lab, support offices and conference spaces.
The project is among several county initiatives to help manufacturing industry partners solve critical skills gaps.
“It’s intended to be highly flexible, so as workforce demand changes, the facility can change with it,” Dan Curry, director of facilities for Bexar County, said at a recent meeting. “As we know, it will be a very large expansive space to allow these trainees to train on the new robotics equipment they use in motor manufacturing, such as Toyota, Navistar and other places.”
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