Later this month, area residents can get a foothold into the advanced composites manufacturing industry by taking classes at Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center (ATAC) in the Lilac Mall plaza along Route 125 in Rochester. (JOHN QUINN PHOTO)
New Rochester center expands pool of advanced technology workers
While some classes have begun at the Advanced Technology & Academic Center at 5 Milton Road (Route 125) in the Lilac Mall plaza, students can enroll in a six-month program for advanced composites manufacturing, which is scheduled to start June 17.
The new 17,000-square-foot facility includes classrooms, computers and academic support and technology laboratories. Students can take Advanced Composites Manufacturing courses or take classes for other degrees offered by GBCC.
"This is a perfect example of a public-private partnership, all parties working together for mutual benefit and for the benefit of the overall community," said Susan Siegel, vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Albany International Corp.
Siegel said the new training center, which will have some Albany employees as instructors, "plays a critical role in the success of the Albany Engineered Composites LEAP program and the overall company."
For details or to register, visit www.gbrochester.com.