Celebrating community, excellence and opportunity, Mayland Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony at the college’s Yancey Learning Center for the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on October 8.
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Mayland Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School Groundbreaking
Celebrating community, excellence and opportunity, Mayland Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony at the college’s Yancey Learning Center for the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on October 8. Construction on the new addition at the Yancey Learning Center is expected to begin later this year.
The Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School will support the continued growth and expansion of the communities’ educated workforce by providing highly trained, high-quality graduates, including welders and Associate Degree Applied Engineers.
Those recognized with plaques during MCC's Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School groundbreaking included Altec Industries, BRP, Glen Raven, Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation, Dr. William and Kenna Anspach, the Martin Family Trust, William and Claire Wygand, Tom and Shelia Floyd, and Unimin.
This 13,000-square-foot facility being built at Mayland’s Yancey Learning Center will offer a degree program in Applied Engineering with skill tracks in CNC programming, machining, robotics, mechatronics and design. The facility will also provide advanced training in welding and basic blacksmithing.
"The Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School will provide a solid foundation upon which our communities can build a sound economic future,” said Mayland President John C. Boyd. "Employers like Altec, BRP, Glen Raven and Unimin already understand the value of having this facility as part of Mayland. The stage is set for other manufacturers to bring their business to our region, where they will find a well-trained workforce ready to serve their employment needs."
Currently, Mayland is at 90% of its campaign goal of $2.6 million and hopes to complete the campaign within the next month.
“We knew that funding for such a project would have to come from a major gift campaign,” said Boyd. “We, as a team, made the decision that it was time to take action because inaction or waiting for public funds was not a viable option.”
The Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School is expected to be complete and serving students in 2014.