On October 6, 2017, at the Carrington Scott Campus of Alamance Community College, hundreds gathered for the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new Advanced Applied Technology Center.
The center’s purpose is to prepare students for 21st-century careers in fields that will remain local, are in high demand, and pay good wages. The center’s focus includes technology-driven fields such as AC / heating and refrigeration, automotive systems, computer integrated machining, mechatronics engineering, and welding. The center’s funding came from many sources, including private and public funds.
Local officials attending and participating in the event include Representative Mark Walker, State Senator Rick Gunn, State Representative Stephen Ross, Commissioners Chairman Eddie Boswell, Vice Chairman William Lashley, Commissioner Amy Scott Galey, and County Manager Bryan Hagood.