Three cheers to the McCulloch family, owners of Wholesale Electric Supply Company, Inc., who have brought an important new workforce training asset to Texarkana USA, by donating funds to build Texarkana College’s new McCullough Industrial Technology Center. The 15,000 sq. ft. building is equipped with state-of-the-art training tools that replicate the equipment used in today’s residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects.
Chris McCulloch, Vice President of Wholesale Electric Supply Company, said his family is very excited for the opening of the building and what it will do for the community. “This building positions Texarkana College at the forefront of industrial training for electrical and HVAC technology careers, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it,” said McCulloch. “With this facility, a high school student or someone who wants to begin a new career, can come out of this program in two years with a skilled trade and make more money than some college graduates with traditional degrees. Having a marketable skill in these high-demand trades will set the students up for continued success.”
Dr. Jason Smith, TC President, said The McCulloch Industrial Technology Center will truly be a game-changer for students and for our regional workforce. “We are fortunate to live in a community where business and industry leaders invest in education,” said Dr. Smith. “The McCulloch Family’s humble and gracious approach throughout this whole process has been truly inspiring and we are grateful for their support.” Information about the programs can be found online at www.texarkanacollege.edu.
Leadership Texarkana extends a virtual–and lengthy!– STANDING OVATION for the McCullough family – for stepping up to Lead the Way for Educational Excellence in Texarkana USA!