ACC held a Ribbon Cutting for Asnuntuck Community College’s NEW 27,000 ft.² Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. The center, which will support the State of Connecticut’s model for Advanced Manufacturing studies, features computer labs and technology enhanced classrooms.

In addition, the center includes manufacturing lab space for metrology and inspection and additive manufacturing technology equipment. Additive manufacturing, commonly termed 3D Printing, will be featured as a new certificate program and provide students and their future employers with skill sets that include SolidWorks software and the ability to manufacture aerospace and medical devices using both composites and metal-related materials. There will be 2,000 square feet dedicated to this program. Asnuntuck is expected to take a leadership role with this rapidly evolving technology and will work closely with industry and other community colleges and universities across Connecticut.

The center will be utilized to enhance opportunities for College Connection High School students, full and part-time Asnuntuck students and will increase the opportunities for area companies to have employees trained, to fill in-demand positions, throughout the State. This new center, coupled with Asnuntuck’s existing Advanced Manufacturing Technology facilities, will bring Asnuntuck’s dedicated space to Advanced Manufacturing technology programs to 50,000 ft.².

Local and State dignitaries and employers, including Governor Dannel Malloy, Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian, Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin, and Pratt & Whitney and Electric Boat executives attended the event. See more photos on Asnuntuck’s Facebook page.

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