Construction of WCCC’s Advanced Tech Center progresses

Date posted: March 28, 2014

The Advanced Technology Center will open for programs in the Fall

Westmoreland County Community College officials celebrated the ground breaking of the "Advanced Technology Center" in July of 2013 and construction has progressed through the winter. The Center will occupy about 73,000 sq ft of the RIDC Westmoreland building, which is the 2.8 million sq ft former Sony facility.


RIDC is converting the sprawling facility to a multi-tenant complex focused on attracting several advanced manufacturing companies.  The WCCC facility, which plans to open in the fall of this year, will add a great amenity to the current and future manufacturers who are co-located in the building, as well as those in nearby industrial parks.


This week, WCCC trustees approved more than $1.2 million for equipment for the Center that will house the college's workforce development programs. The total project costs of the Center is $9.4 million, with investment coming from a range of sources, including RK Mellon Foundation, Hillman Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Labor.


For more press coverage of the the WCCC Advanced Tech Center, see:

Trib: WCCC's Advanced Tech Center emerges in former Sony plant

Post Gazette: WCCC breaks ground on Advanced Tech Center

Trib: WCCC approves $1.2 for workforce facility



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