Vacant land that stayed on Caesar E. Chavez Parkway, next to the Blue Line trolley Barrio Logan station, next year, will stand under a 3 story building that gives locals an opportunity to continue education in vocational training and adult basic education. English as a Second Language classes. at the new Caesar E. Chavez Continuing Education Campus, will grow the count of Spanish speakers who learn English.
Main Street, at the Caesar E. Chavez Parkway corner, last week, was a barrio street half done construction work had already changed the building limits near the south of downtown bayfront. The three story education campus building settled in on its foundation Rudolph & Sletten built. Old dirt covered work grounds at the construction site.
Nearby shipbuilding business will not cross the trolley tracks, and, settle in on the block west of Northgate Gonzalez Market and Mercado Apartments. Barrio building is the real work.
Times the old Continuing Education Center named for the worker leader, Caesar E. Chavez, stayed too small to get state approval will end. Late 2015. Education programs centered at the 1960 National Avenue location, and, at the state approved Center City campus downtown at 1400 Park Boulevard, will move to the centralized 1901 Main Street location in Barrio Logan.
The 40,000 square feet of space inside usable for education and office work has the room to house 1,400 students taking classes during a year. Class growth in vocational training and adult basic education will open up the main opportunities.
Class space will not run short for Business Information Technology. There is even room in the new building for a Small Business Incubator.
Education services offered to Allied Health students from Barrio Logan and Southeast San Diego communities no longer will get held back by overfull waiting lists. Two year waits to get in are an education experience that can be left in the past.
Work on building up opportunities to work a good job, at the National Avenue location, paid off as much as it could in the small building. High school Algebra and English classes earned a diploma. Automotive industry training prepared workers for an auto body repair job. Metal arc welders came out of classes ready to cut sheet metal.
Printing press work opportunities opened up at non-profits for Graphics Reproduction trainees.
Voter approved Prop S funds made the building work that will put an end to education and training limits possible. At a location just a half block wlak from the BLue Line trolley stop. Underground parking, at the location open to the public, will make simple life travel easy. Workers will build in penty of carpool parking space, and, space for high efficiency vehicles.
Bicyclists can use their own storage, and changing rooms.
The LEED Silver construction project San Diego Continuing Education president, Anthony Beebe, and, Barrio Station head, Rachel Ortiz, broke ground on last September, will not end the work on settling in new barrio life locations locals can count on most in Barrio Logan. Land buys are open business. Down the National Avenue block from the old Continuing Education Center, at the Caesar E. Chavez Parkway corner, construction workers build up the floors on a new building. On old vacant lot land.