MARCH 24, 2006 -- POSTED AT 8:00 P.M.
"This is a huge moment in the history of the delta because the emphasis here is education. The delta really has a great location and a great infrastructure, but it needs a world class education and this is a very important part of that," says U.S. Senator Mark Pryor.
Four colleges came together to make it happen. Arkansas Northwestern, East Arkansas Community College, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, and Mid-South Community College, where the Workforce Technology Center is located.
"This community has had the infinite wisdom to look beyond and into the future to know that if we're going to succeed, it's going to be because we have an educated workforce. And that's why we taxed ourselves," says Steve Jones, Crittenden County Resident.
"Many communties will lay dormant and wait for someone to come to their aid and i think crittenden county reached a point where they said we're going to create our own future and this is how we're going to do it," says Dr. Glen Fenter, Mid-South Community College President.