Released Sept. 12, 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Quinebaug Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will be held at the Danielson campus on Friday, September 30, starting at 3 p.m.
The 10,000 square foot facility, which was completed in August, was designed by architects Silver/Petrucelli & Associates. The building is LEED Silver Certified, has geothermal HVAC, and will display art by Jeff Slomba, professor of sculpture at Southern Connecticut State University, through the Art in Public Space program.
The Center includes a classroom, conference room, machine shop lab/classroom, mechatronics and metrology labs, mechanical and IT rooms, and a tool crib. The QVCC Foundation will give special recognition to those who generously supported the growth of advanced manufacturing in eastern Connecticut in the construction of this new facility.
Participating in the ribbon cutting will be Governor Dannel Malloy; Mark Ojakian, president, The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities; Congressman Joe Courtney, Connecticut Second Congressional District; Dr. Carlee Drummer, QVCC president; Senator Tony Guglielmo, Connecticut 35th Senatorial District; Senator Mae Flexer ‘ 08, Connecticut 29th Senatorial District; P.J. “Bud” Salemi, deputy commissioner, Connecticut Department of administrative services; Kelli Vallieres, president, Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA); Sabrina Bouvier ‘ 16, CNC Machinist, SPIROL International Corporation; Christian Sarantopoulos, president, The QVCC Foundation; and Steve LaPointe, QVCC director of advanced manufacturing technology.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to a reception and to tour the new Center.
In 2012 the College was awarded funding from the state of Connecticut for the creation of a manufacturing center to encourage new job creation, while developing and strengthening the state’s workforce competitiveness. The QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate program has produced 119 graduates since 2013 and boasts a 95% job placement rate.