Delgado Community College is starting construction on a new maritime and industrial center in New Orleans.

The Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center will provide maritime and industrial firefighting, radar, safety and U.S. Coast Guard training. The 18,750-square-foot building will replace the existing one. The $7 million project is funded by state bonds.

Delgado Community College has campuses throughout New Orleans and is home to around 9,000 students.