Dallas College News Update




It’s an exciting start to 2024 as we launch our new Workforce D​evelopment Training Center.

Located inside the former RedBird Mall, we’ve transformed approximately 53,000 square feet of space into an innovative workforce training ground in the he​art of south Dallas – an area with limited career training resources.

In partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas, the center prepares individuals for employment in high-demand sectors – all while ensuring training is flexible and responsive.

This aligns with one of our strategic priorities to reduce income disparity by targeting the underserved populations, and we’ve committed $5 million to the startup and annual operation of the project. While our investment lays the foundation, we’re working with the philanthropic community to provide continued support over the next 3 years. Truly creating the transformational change this community needs.

This is another example of Dallas College busting barriers as we will bring training and opportunity right here to our neighborhoods. Check out our website for more details on the exciting workforce opportunities available here and throughout Dallas College.


Video Tour of the Workforce Center at RedBird


Description of Video Tour

  • Robotics and Automation Lab - This lab will provide hands on training in robotics and automation, including the programming and maintenance of the robots. This lab will work in conjunction with the Mechatronics lab.
  • Simulation Lab/Forklift Lab - This lab will provide hands-on simulator training in forklift driving, welding, and other high demand industries.
  • Augmented Reality Room - The Anatomage Table is the only fully segmented real human 3D anatomy platform. Anatomy is presented as a fully interactive, life-sized touch screen experience, in operatory bed form.
  • After-School Program - This space will feature student after-school activities.
  • Technology Hub - This space is available for sponsorship.
  • Call Center - This space will be used to train students in customer service/front desk positio​ns.
  • Mechatronics Lab - This lab will provide hands-on training in electrical, PLC’s, motor controls, mechanical drives, and more providing the education for the student to work as a technician in an industrial setting.
  • Virtual Training Lab or Virtual Reality Technology Training Room - This Lab will be the first of its kind at Dallas College. Students will be enabled to conduct their lab experiences as well as explore various careers in a virtual immersive environment.
  • Allied Health Lab and Pharmacy Tech Lab - The pharmacy tech lab will provide hands-on training to prepare the student for a career as a pharmacy technician. The Allied Health Lab will train students in phlebotomy, EKG Tech, medical billing, and medical assistant.