ATC Helps Develop the Region's Workforce

Stefanie Givens
Instructor with Student and Robot Image

Production Technology Instructor Andrew Daniels, right, programs a robot's actions together with Panasonic Preferred Pathway student Cristina Tovalin.

The recently renovated Truckee Meadows Community College William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center houses a variety of programs including: automotive and diesel technologies; welding; machining; advanced manufacturing and robotics; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); construction technologies; architectural design; drafting; and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

These programs are designed to build a workforce with the skills and creativity to meet the needs of existing, new and emerging industries in our region.

Technical science programs are gaining in popularity and demand. In fact, the Dean's office staff and faculty are regularly showing off the building to prospective students, relocating businesses and other contacts in the region, nation and world—providing dozens of tours annually.

The Applied Technology Center is just one of TMCC’s success stories. And while each program is unique—they share a common bond. The bond is all of TMCC's alumni and friends who invest in students, providing resources to build programs and award crucial scholarship support. And with 95 percent of TMCC’s graduates remaining in the Truckee Meadows area, these investments are also an investment in our community.

The TMCC Foundation invites the community to hear directly from students and faculty about how gifts are making a difference. In a recent video on the TMCC YouTube page, radiologic technology major Clarissa McIntyre describes the impact a scholarship has made on her academic career. 

"On behalf of all of us at the TMCC Foundation, thank you and happy holidays," said Gretchen Sawyer, Executive Director of the TMCC Foundation.

To make a year-end contribution to TMCC students, please visit the TMCC Foundation, or call 775-674-7648.