Bastrop EDC partners with art foundry, ACC for career training, technology growth – News – Austin American-Statesman

The Bastrop City Council on Sept. 22 approved an agreement between the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the local Deep in the Heart Art Foundry to produce career training opportunities and a technology center in Bastrop.

The partnership involves the expansion of two Bastrop businesses to three different locations and more than $2 million in capital improvements.

The Texas Workforce Solutions and Austin Community College are also included in the partnership.

The agreement calls for the construction and design of a classroom and workshop space at 402 Technology Drive in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park, which will be used by ACC to offer morning and evening HVAC and welding training and certifications.

Registration for the classes opens in October. ACC plans to begin the first phase of mobile training classes in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park by November.

BEDC CEO Cameron Cox said the economic development corporation will

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