Manchester Community College breaks ground on new HVAC/Electrical Tech building
‘A unique opportunity to offer more advanced instruction to match recent changes in the HVAC field’
Work has begun on the newest addition to Manchester Community College’s campus – a facility dedicated to meeting the rising demand for skilled workers in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical technology.
“Student demand for HVAC programs is strong because of the hiring rate,” said Susan Huard, president of MCC. “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.”
The building, with its own advanced electrical and HVAC technology displayed in permanently exposed walls, will serve as a living classroom or students, she said.
Numerous local companies will help oversee construction and program development (Bauen Corp. of Meredith is overseeing construction of the facility). Among the companies taking part in program development are Denron Plumbing/Heating and Eversource.
“This goes well beyond bricks and mortar,” said Paul Ramsey, vice president of Eversource. “This advances the training and skill-building for a new wave of workers that the state needs now and into the future.”
An official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the new construction will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the college’s Front Street campus.