AMTEC Expansion Celebrated In Everett

October 25, 2016

Everett, Everett Schools

AMTEC

Gov. Jay Inslee (center), The Boeing Company Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations Pat Shanahan (left), EvCC AMTEC student Nicole Zupke and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson cut a ribbon to celebrate the expansion of EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC)Photo credit: EvCC

AMTEC, Everett Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center celebrated their recent 17,000 square foot expansion with a visit from the Governor and other dignitaries this morning.

Here’s the update from Katherine Schiffner at EvCC…

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee joined Everett Community College in celebrating the $2.5 million expansion of EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) Tuesday at the center, 909 N. Broadway.

“This really is an astounding achievement to see the progress in just two years,” said Inslee, who previously visited the building before it opened in 2014 and for AMTEC’s grand opening later that year. “This is one of the more innovative efforts in job skill development in the nation.”

The expansion adds 17,000 square feet to the center to make it 54,000 square feet. The new space includes eight classrooms and a lab for EvCC’s new mechatronics technician program.

The mechatronics program, which has 60 enrollments for fall quarter, was created in response to industry demand.

“This is a great example of public-private partnership,” said Pat Shanahan, The Boeing Company senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. “The culture here is ‘How can we help?’ When we feel like we have needs, we can turn to you.”

In addition to mechatronics, AMTEC is also home to the college’s precision machining, welding and fabrication, engineering technician, composites and pre-employment programs.

The center is located on the east side of Broadway on EvCC’s north Everett campus and shares space with the business office of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

AMTEC serves more than 200 manufacturing industry employers in Snohomish County. 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. Enrollment in AMTEC programs increased 15 percent in the first year alone.

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

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One Response to “AMTEC Expansion Celebrated In Everett”

  1. Wa-fix Says:

    Gosh, if you have a ballot at home right now, please vote out Jay Inslee. Unless of course you enjoy your record high gas taxes.