TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Officials broke ground on the expansion of the Holberton School in downtown Tulsa on Thursday morning.
The school is a tuition-deferred college alternative for training software engineers and, at more than 18,000 square feet, it will more than double the size of the current campus.
Community leaders, elected officials, and Holberton Tulsa students attended the event.
“We are excited to break ground on this new space, as our expanded campus will have a tremendous impact on our students, Tulsa and the state,” said Libby Ediger, executive director of Holberton Tulsa. “Thanks to this expansion, we will be able to welcome hundreds of additional students per year and provide a world-class learning environment that fosters peer learning and collaboration.”
The building features gathering spaces and a roof deck, and is expected to be completed by April 2022.
“Holberton Tulsa continues to recruit and retain high-quality software talent, giving all Tulsans a chance to be part of this growing industry,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum. “Here in Tulsa, we have made significant commitments to diversify the economy and grow our tech employment infrastructure, and we hope after the inaugural Holberton Tulsa graduation later this year, that many of these students will continue to contribute to the technology renaissance currently taking place in Tulsa.”
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