LCCC’s advanced manufacturing center quickly making its mark
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A bright future is being built in northeast Cheyenne.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center at Laramie County Community College opened its doors on April 14. A few months later, some students were already being launched into professional life.
The AMMC launched a CNC Precision Machining Bootcamp on May 22. Nine weeks later, 100% of their students completed the course and were even given automatic interviews with two local manufacturing companies: Thunder Beast Arms and Voestalpine Nortrak.
“In just three months of operations, the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne has begun showing its value to Southeast Wyoming and the region,” a press release from LCCC stated.
LCCC will hold this bootcamp again beginning Sept. 11 with more guaranteed employer interviews for those completing the program.
What’s more impressive is how quickly the program is being built.
“The AMMC’s current growth rate is nearly vertical,” Dave Curry, AMMC program manager, said.
They even invest in future LCCC students.
In April, LCCC’s Life Enrichment program partnered with the AMMC to host a youth 3D printing workshop, as well as a family night where young people and parents could explore the center and careers in manufacturing.
“Besides all the classes, in the last three months, the AMMC provided tours to over 500 individuals including groups such as the Wyoming Association of Career and Technical Education,” Curry said. “Luckily, the AMMC has a group of outstanding instructors that have stepped up to see the center succeed.”
The Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center is serving as a facility to train new workers to meet the needs of the region’s manufacturing industries.
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