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SCC and the Pulaski County Area Technology Center Announces the Completion and Open House of New labs

Published on Nov 20, 2018

professor shows two male students the new machines in the labsSomerset Community College (SCC) and Pulaski County Area Technology Center will be celebrating the completion of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative grant on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, with tours of the new lab and equipment.

The project is a joint venture between SCC, Pulaski County Area Technology Center (ATC), Cumberlands KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Board and several other partners. The multi-partner group was awarded $3.8 million from an initial $10 million application.

The Pulaski County ATC used its $1.9 million to renovate the ATC’s 6,000 square-foot wing to house a new Industrial Maintenance program to join automotive technology, construction carpentry, health sciences, information technology, welding and natural gas programs.

SCC’s south campus was renovated to accommodate new advanced manufacturing labs featuring Allen Bradley and Omron PLC trainers, Fanuc and Motoman robotic systems, injection molding system, and much more. Most of the equipment is portable and can be used to provide on-site incumbent worker training.

SCC and Pulaski ATC will be providing tours of the new labs on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Somerset South Campus, Building 2. The public is invited and the tour is free of charge.

The $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative, was launched in 2016 and is aimed at developing a highly trained, modernized workforce to meet the needs of employers, grow the state’s economy and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.

For more information about the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative, please visit