EvCC’s advanced manufacturing center offers tour

Sep 28, 2016
The inside of the Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC).

Everett Community College is celebrating National Manufacturing Day with public tours of its Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 7.

The center, which opened in 2014, recently expanded, adding eight classrooms and a mechatronics lab. AMTEC is on EvCC’s north Everett campus at 909 N. Broadway.

“National Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to increase awareness about careers in manufacturing and the key role manufacturing plays in in the economy, especially in Snohomish County,” said Sheila Dunn, EvCC Associate Dean for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing.

High school students from Arlington, Everett, Monroe and Mukilteo will visit AMTEC earlier in the week for tours, demonstrations and activities. Industry partners, including Boeing, AMT Senior Aerospace Services, Canyon Creek Cabinets, Workforce Snohomish and Seattle Goodwill will be on site with information.

“We know that once students see how exciting these programs are that they will be more likely to pursue careers in manufacturing,” Dunn said.

AMTEC is home to six college programs including mechatronics, manufacturing pre-employment, precision machining, welding and fabrication, composites and engineering technology.

All programs are short, stackable (individual credentials from different content areas that connect to each other) and lead to a professional certificate or college degree.

The center teaches students about the manufacturing process from start to finish as they complete interdisciplinary projects like creating unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, robots and paddle boards. Along the way students learn workplace skills such as teamwork with diverse groups and applying knowledge to real-world settings.

Visit wverettcc.edu/amtec to learn more about the center and see a list of upcoming program information sessions.

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