Tri-County Technical College – Industrial Technology Center

Tri-County Technical College Dedicates Industrial Technology Center

In his 23 years of teaching industrial electronics classes at Tri-County Technical College, Acting Dean of the Engineering and Technology Division Doug Allen says he’s never seen as many requests for technically-skilled employees as he has in recent months.  Allen, speaking at a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the College’s new Industrial Technology Center, said the modern facility will help meet the growing needs of local industry.

The 43,000-square-foot Industrial Technology Center houses the Welding and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs and was specifically designed to mimic a real-world industrial setting.  It’s also being billed a showplace by economic development prospects and local companies.

“This is a milestone for us,” said President Ronnie Booth, as he compared the Pendleton facilities to the ITC located just five miles from the campus.  “Students are learning to function in an industrial environment,” said Dr. Booth, adding that equipment that students train on in the ITC matches industries’ expectations of what graduates will use on the job.  “Students are proud of this facility.”

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