Groundbreaking For Santa Fe Community College’s Automotive Technology Center

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Groundbreaking For Santa Fe Community College’s Automotive Technology Center

Wednesday, June 26
What:   Groundbreaking for Santa Fe Community College’s Automotive Technology Center             
Who:     Interim president Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., members of the Santa Fe Community College Governing board, Santa Fe Community College Foundation, Julia Furry, director of the SFCC Automotive Technologies program, Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., Dean School of Trades and Advanced Technology, members of the automotive advisory committee, and community leaders, including representatives of Santa Fe Concorso, New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Department of Corrections.                 
When:  2 p.m., Wednesday, June 26                      
Where: Just East of the Advanced Trades and Technology Center. (“Special Event” signs will be posted.)                             
Cost: Free, open to the public.                                  

Of Note: The voters recognized the need for skilled automotive technicians when they approved the bond to use $7 million to build a 17,000-square-foot auto center adjacent to the campus’ Trades and Advanced Technology Center. It’s a process that will take about 18 months and will allow the college to double the number of students and teachers in the program and meet local workforce demand for auto mechanics. The state-of-the-art auto center will quickly become the go-to location for educational and industry training in the capital city. There are currently 154 students taking automotive classes.                     

Additional Facts:  SFCC’s automotive technology program offers:

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