Hernando County Government Breaks Ground to Commence Construction - Hernando County Government is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Dr. Dennis Wilfong Center for Success on Friday, August 11 at 9 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will be on site of the new Center. Parking and access will be located on Helicopter Drive, adjacent to the airport east of American Avionics. The Dr. Dennis Wilfong Center for Success is a technical training complex that is a joint-agency project between Hernando County Government, Hernando County School Board, and Pasco-Hernando State College.

“We will be breaking ground during a pivotal moment of history for our community,” states Jeffrey Rogers, Hernando County Administrator. “This facility is intended to support Hernando County’s local workforce by providing much needed affordable vocational and technical education options. The significance of this project is to allow more adults in our community gain the knowledge and skillsets to access lucrative jobs in high-demand occupations.”

Dr. Dennis Wilfong was a local businessman and humanitarian who peacefully passed away at the age of 74 on August 26, 2021. Dr. Wilfong founded Innovative Technology, Inc., a world class manufacturing firm headquartered in Hernando County. Dr. Wilfong shared in the vision to create opportunities for residents to gain skills in key industries and helped develop the project now known as the Center for Success.

This groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public. For questions or more information, please contact Hernando County’s Public Information Office at 352-540-6426.