New Center for Advanced Technologies in Bucks County Prepares Students for Workforce
The new, state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Technologies in Bucks County helps prepare students for the workforce of today and tomorrow, writes Jeff Werner for the Newtown Patch.
Last week, Bucks County Community College President Felicia Ganther used a hand grinder to cut through a half-inch thick metal rod to symbolically “ignite a spark” at the official opening of the $9.9 million center.
“It is truly a wonderful day for us here at Bucks,” said Ganther. “As a community college, our mission is to help elevate the community and to support economic growth and this 28,000 square foot project is doing just that.”
The facility has been in the works for the past five years. It first opened its doors on the Gene and Marlene Epstein Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol this past September.
“Twenty manufacturing CEOs along with the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Community College collaborated to create the metalwork training program,” said Susan Herring, the executive director of workforce development at the college.
It has been specifically designed to help reignite interest in advanced manufacturing.
Read more about the Center for Advanced Technologies in Bucks County in the Newtown Patch.
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