TCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is Open for Business

By: TCC Release
By: TCC Release

Tallahassee, Florida (October 1, 2010) –

Tallahassee Community College is proud to announce the first full schedule of courses to be offered through its new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC).

A composite materials class is underway and is the first among an entire semester’s worth of courses. The AMTC’s courses teach a variety of manufacturing skills and provide training from basic fundamentals through advanced techniques. Scheduled classes include Manufacturing Fundamentals, Intro to CNC Machining Lathe Operator, CNC Machining Level 2, Mastercam and Intro to Aviation Science.

“We’ve already had a great response to our first composite materials course,” said Bruce Batton, director of the AMTC. “And now with the full schedule of classes beginning on October 4, people will have even more opportunities to build or enhance their skills.”

The AMTC is a unique training resource for local manufacturing and industrial businesses and provides customized skills training for existing and emerging workforces. Its 24,000 square feet includes practical hands-on training labs, classroom and conference space, and a process development area for local entrepreneurial companies.

August 10, the AMTC’s grand opening was held with a one-of-a-kind ribbon cutting involving a blowtorch and a length of metal chain. On September 15, the AMTC hosted the TalTech Alliance’s Information Technology Roundtable Luncheon—a gathering that generated a rousing discussion of Tallahassee’s manufacturing industry. Yet the beginning of classes on August 25 was the most exciting development of all and represents the fruition of an idea more than a year in the making. The hiss of a CNC lathe, the hum of a 4-axis mini mill and the satisfaction of a job well done all go hand-in-hand at the AMTC.

The AMTC is a part of TCC’s Center for Workforce Development, a division of the College that offers customized courses and services to enhance employees’ careers, programs to improve business effectiveness and support for returning adult learners. In addition to manufacturing, targeted workforce training is offered in other fields including information technology, allied health and business, as well as construction and trades.

The AMTC, located at 3958 West Pensacola Street, sits on the southwest corner of TCC’s campus at the intersection of Pensacola Street and Century Park Drive.

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