Advanced Manufacturing Institute & Plastics Technology Lab Ribbon Cutting

February 2nd, 2016 Posted in College News & Events
Cayuga Community College held a Welcome and Recognition event on January 7th, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) & Plastics Technology Laboratory on the Auburn campus. An unveiling of a dedication plaque in honor of Raymond Currier, Founder of Currier Plastics took place in the new lab.

The creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Institute was made possible in part through the Federal Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT). Cayuga Community College recently received SUNY and State Education approval for its first Plastics Technology Certificate and Degree Option Program, as well as the creation of four new options within its existing mechanical technology degree program — mechatronics, facilities design, computer-aided design, and precision machining.

Industry leaders throughout the region and the state saw the center’s potential to benefit their operations and grow local talent. CCC President Brian Durant said, “Our 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the art AMI is designed to serve the training needs of Cayuga County and regional employers and students preparing for high demand careers by offering a range of industrial courses with emphasis on mechanical, plastics, and electrical technologies. The strong relationships and support between local plastics manufacturers and the College distinguishes the AMI’s program offerings from any other college in New York State. We are delighted with the continued support of the Currier family and industry partners for their contributions to this project.”

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