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Advanced Technology Center Goals

The goals of the Advanced Technology Center at TCC are derived from city, regional, and state economic and workforce development strategic plans. Goals include the following:

  1. To serve as a primary source for instruction and training for information technology and computer science workforce development, and to be a significant contributor to city, regional and statewide workforce development initiatives in information technology and computer science.
  2. To serve as a primary resource for successful small business startups, utilizing resources and faculty in accounting, law, tax, marketing, and business management.
  3. To serve as a primary education and training resource for workforce development efforts in the fields of engineering and engineering technology, to include electronics, drafting/design, and industrial and manufacturing technology (to include The Ford Academy for Manufacturing Sciences).
  4. To serve as the host site for the WVBT-TV production studio, integrating the educational and training capacity of this channel into the economic development stream, and providing distance learning opportunities relating to economic and workforce development.
  5. Providing multi-use space for a variety of economic development meetings and seminars and serving as a facility for business and industry workforce training on an "as needed" basis.