Students, faculty, community members, and dignitaries including Gov. Chris Sununu, gathered to celebrate breaking groound on the 10,000-square-foot building, which will house WMCC’s Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology program as well as an innovation lab, a welding lab, and flexible learning spaces.
Rendering of the Advanced Technology Building.
In March, Milton CAT made a $200,000 donation to support the construction, equipment, infrastructure, and program development for the Advanced Technology Building as part of WMCC’s larger Build Community Expansion. Following Milton CAT’s donation, Caterpillar donated $25,000 as part of the Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Fund.
Milton CAT President Chris Milton (left) with WMCC President Chuck Lloyd.
“We’re excited about continuing to build partnerships with the greater Littleton community and with their support, we are proud to be breaking ground for our new Advanced Technology Building which is being built with the everchanging needs of our local workforce in mind,” says WMCC President Chuck Lloyd. “The generous support from Milton CAT and Caterpillar Inc. has been instrumental in helping us get this project underway to train the next generation of technicians and mechanics.”
Throughout the years, Milton CAT has donated machines, diagnostic equipment, engines, and PPE; led workshops; assisted with instructor development; and provided students with internship, co-op, scholarship, and employment opportunities.
Based in Berlin, WMCC is one of seven community colleges in NH. It offers 48 programs ranging from culinary arts to industrial mechanics. TheDiesel Heavy Equipment Technology program is the only program in New England accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors.