Coastal Bend College (CBC) welcomed the Workforce Solution of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) on Friday to the CBC Alice site located at 704 Coyote Trail.

Community officials, CBC staff and faculty attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house with tours of the campus available after the ceremony.

A fully integrated Work Force system, second to Kingsville CBC campus on a community college campus, according to Ken Trevino, President and CEO of WFSCB.

WFSCB serves clients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We're trying to help everyone we can,” said County Judge Pete Trevino. “Since being here the traffic has increased by 70 percent. The preliminary numbers show it's already working.”

According to Trevino, the WFSCB has serviced more than 2,800 people from Aug. 2014 to July 2015.

The partnership will benefit CBC students and members of Alice and surrounding communities.

“We are literally a one-stop shop,” said Dr. Beatriz Espinoza. “We're not just going to train students, but get them a job. Get employers happy. Get the economy going.”

The WFSCB will be provide job seekers and students access to employment, job readiness training, job placement and business services.

WFSCB is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community.

“Our work force will continue to grow,” said Mayor Ike Ornelas. “This will be an asset to the Coastal Bend.”