Welcome to the New Industrial Revolution bolstering Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Advanced Technology Center (ATC) – where waves of technologies and ideas are creating computer-driven manufacturing environments that bear little resemblance to the gritty and grimy shop floors of the past. This revolution is beginning to shatter long-standing business models, upend global trade patterns and revive American industry.
Nationally, it means a swath of new tools to build smarter, leaner factories and explore innovative new products, materials and techniques that weren’t possible before with resurgence in manufacturing employment. Regionally, and almost certainly in Westmoreland, it means training for jobs in a new way.
The new WCCC Advanced Technology Center is poised to become a community, workforce and economic development asset to help grow the manufacturing industry in the region. Occupying 73,500 SF of space at RIDC Westmoreland (former Sony plant) in Mount Pleasant, the ATC provides affordable, hands-on learning to prepare WCCC students and incumbent workers for high-demand, technically oriented careers in manufacturing, energy and other sectors.
The ATC programs include industry aligned curriculum for technical skills training in:
• Advanced manufacturing
• Energy – natural gas & oil
• Additive manufacturing
• Machining and fabrication
• Materials joining/welding
Why not prepare for a career in energy and manufacturing and get your hands-on success here? Why not be part of something new!