Posted: August 26, 2016
Manchester, NH – Reflecting the rising demand for skilled workers in the area of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical technology, Manchester Community College is moving swiftly on a new facility to expand training and educational opportunities for students. Work has just begun on the latest addition to the MCC campus on Front Street. Soon it will house space for a program that boasts a 100% hiring rate upon graduation.
The building, with its own advanced electrical and HVAC technology displayed in permanently exposed walls, will serve as a living classroom or students. Numerous local companies helped oversee construction and program development, and were part of the August 25, 2016 groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility. “This goes well beyond bricks and mortar,” said Paul Ramsey, VP of Eversource. “This advances the training and skill-building for a new wave of workers that the state needs now and into the future.”
“Student demand for HVAC programs is strong because of the hiring rate,” explained Susan Huard, President of Manchester Community College. “This new facility gives us more room along with a unique opportunity to offer more advanced instruction to match recent changes in the HVAC field. In addition, we are adding new courses in electrical technology, featuring state of the art labs and more class space, which is desperately needed.”
Expected to open Fall 2017, the new building will be 21,000 square feet and include 14 different specialty labs.