Student Service Building Update
Construction continues on the new student service building, the plan is in the utilities trenching stage. The building will be the newest addition to Taft College. It is in the beginning stages of construction. The demolition began with the dorms that weren’t being used. Now all of the demolition is complete . The project has had some delay due to the rainy weather season. Despite this, progress has still been made.
It is expected to be completed in the spring or summer of 2018. The building is expected to house a new cafeteria, bookstore, mail room, office rooms, and student center. The construction will cost about 12 million dollars and is 21,000 square feet. The money was approved back in 2004, so Taft College could have new buildings throughout campus to enrich the lives of the students. Measure A was approved by the citizens of Taft to have improvements made to the college.
With the new student service center, it eliminates students from lounging in their cars in the parking lots between their classes. It gives the students a place to hang out with classmates or friends, and they can complete group assignments, class projects or any other homework they have to complete. Yet, for more improvements and construction at Taft College, another bond will have to be passed.