The Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College is hosting an open house on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 139D.
In February, the college held a ribbon cutting for its new welding and fabrication center. Governor Dannel P. Malloy was in attendance, in addition to leaders in the manufacturing community, community officials and area Superintendents of Schools.
More than $ 2.7 million was spent to establish and equip a truly state-of-the-art 5,400 sq. ft. welding and fabrication center.
The Center will accommodate up to 80 students daily. The facility is equipped with the latest technology and safety and emissions system. The equipment includes 28 welding units (constructed by ACC faculty and students), CNC operated brake, shear, and plate roll, iron worker, vertical bandsaw, and CNC driven plasma table and water jet.
Students graduating from this program will have a myriad of choices and opportunities for career employment in the private sector. The U.S. Dept. of Labor forecasts a need for an additional 200,000 welders by the year 2020.
The college is located at 170 Elm Street in Enfield. Come and see the opportunities that students have for a viable career in manufacturing. Manufacturing is booming, and the jobs are there for people that are trained in these areas. ACC offers programs in Precision Machining Technology, Welding Technology, Electronics Technology, and Electro/Mechanical Technology. ACC’s program has up to date equipment and software. ACC has instructors that are current with the trends of a manufacturing environment.
Financial aid, scholarships, and internships are available for those who qualify. Educators, parents, and students are welcome. Please attend and get some insight on what manufacturing technology is all about. It is a tremendous opportunity for someone who wants a career of the future. There will be a tour and information session with guest speakers from companies.