TMCC Wins NCET Award

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) announced on April 5 that the Truckee Meadows Community College William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center has been awarded the 2018 Technology Hall of Fame honor.

The newly remodeled Pennington Applied Technology Center houses fully equipped labs and training facilities for programs in technical science, such as robotics and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as well as a host of additional technology programs. The Center provides 102,000 square feet of instructional and meeting space, networked computer labs, corporate training rooms, a resource center, smart classrooms, and is the site for events such as SkillsUSA competitions.

“We are extremely excited to be inducted into the NCET‘s Technology Hall of Fame,” said TMCC President, Karin Hilgersom, PhD. “The TMCC William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center is a world-class facility providing technical training and education for a skilled workforce that fuels our local economy. With more than $9 million invested in renovation, the Center is a hub for training in construction, manufacturing and transportation technologies.”

She added that students may access short-term training toward skill certificates, as well as earn associate degrees at the Center.

“Corporate partnerships with Tesla and Panasonic offer students employment and professional advancement opportunities in the New Nevada,” Dr. Hilgersom said.

Additional programs offered include welding, machining and fabrication, automotive, diesel, apprenticeships, construction management, architecture, drafting, aviation, renewable energy, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technologies.

“This would not have been possible without the generous support from the William N. Pennington Foundation, TMCC Foundation Board, NSHE Board of Regents, and the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students,” Dr. Hilgersom said.

About the NCET Technology Awards

Now in its eleventh year, the NCET Technology Awards celebrate the region’s individuals and companies who have enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology community.

The NCET Technology Awards, along with awards by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, (EDAWN) were held on April 5 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Other honorees included the Technology Company of the Year, Noble Studios, and the Educator of the Year, Dr. Kirk Bronander, Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Simulation at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. A number of other technology awards were also presented, and are listed on the NCET Technology Awards web page.

For more information about the William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center, please call 775-856-5300.