Delgado plans new campus in eastern New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Delgado Community College will build a new campus in eastern New Orleans, at the site of a technical school that closed after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Friday afternoon at the site where Sidney Collier Technical College once stood.

The site became part of Delgado in April 2010, when the community college merged with Louisiana Technical College Region One. Construction with $12 million in state money is scheduled to begin in May and end a year later.

Work using another $9 million coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to begin in February 2014 and end in April 2015. It will be called the Sidney Collier Campus of Delgado Community College. Delgado has two campuses and offers classes at seven other locations.

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