Construction work on the projects approved in the Chippewa Valley Technical College spring referendum began this week with a groundbreaking at the Manufacturing Education Center on Monday, Nov. 9.
Now under construction is a 10,000 square-foot addition onto the southeast corner of the building to expand the existing Welding program facilities.
The Automation Fabrication Lab will help address employers’ demands for trained welders, allowing for curriculum enhancements for automation and robotic welding.
The new space will include robotic welding cells, laser cutting technology and metal fabrication equipment. Access to this equipment will
allow for advanced program integration and manufacturing training, combining skill sets in welding, mechanical design and machine tool.