The Workforce Training Center was dedicated and opened in November 2019 in memory of Betty and Buddy Ledwell. The Ledwell family has been a vital part of economic development in this region since establishing their business in 1946. Today, Ledwell serves as one of the area’s largest employers, with Steve Ledwell serving as CEO of the company. Ledwell manufactures custom-made trailers, trucks, bodies and parts for the transportation industry, and the company has diversified through the years into meeting the needs of other industrial clients.
”The programs housed in the new Betty and Buddy Ledwell Workforce Training Center prepare students to enter the workplace with skills in industrial maintenance, construction technology, and other in-demand occupations,” said Russell.
“It is paramount that our students know the importance of having a good work ethic along with having a technical skill— that’s what makes a difference between a good employee and a great employee.
We are teaching the importance of work ethic at Texarkana College, and our area employers expect that from us.
Having the Ledwell name on our new workforce training building sets the standard of excellence we have for students who graduate from our programs.James Henry Russell