KCC celebrates RMTC expansion, 25th anniversary of RMTC

KCC RMTC employees pose for a group photo outside at the RMTC during the groundbreaking ceremony for a new RMTC expansion Nov. 13.

Kellogg Community College broke ground Friday on a new, 8,400-square-foot expansion to the College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus in Battle Creek and celebrated the center’s 25th anniversary with several dozen business and governmental leaders from the area, as well as KCC employees.

Ben Damerow, director of Michigan Works! Southwest, called KCC’s RMTC a valuable asset for not only the community but the region as a whole.

“There is a large demand for skilled trades workers right now and the RMTC provides tremendous flexibility to both employers and students with the way their training programs are structured,” Damerow said. “Michigan Works! Southwest is thankful to have such a great partner that is able to provide in-demand training to build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of area employers.”

For more information about the RMTC expansion, visit http://daily.kellogg.edu/2015/11/04/kcc-to-break-ground-on-rmtc-addition-nov-13.

Click here to view more than two dozen photos from the groundbreaking event — including the photo above — shot by photographer and KCC alumna Sarah Huling. Click here to read a cover story newspaper article about the event from the Battle Creek Enquirer.