Exclusive Sneak Peek at New Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills

June 24, 2019

Exterior of Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS)

Hudson Valley’s new $14.5 million Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS) is nearing completion and will open for classes in September 2019. It is poised to become one of the leading advanced manufacturing training centers in the United States, with top-tier facilities state-of-the-art equipment, highly skilled and experienced faculty, and cutting edge academic programming.

The 37,000 square foot building, designed by Troy-based architecture firm Mosaic Associates, will allow the college to double enrollment in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology (A.O.S.) degree program and meet an urgent workforce demand for skilled employees in the region. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares graduates for careers as CNC machinists/programmers, industrial maintenance technicians, and more. It is the only community college training program of its kind within 125 miles and has a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates.

CAMS provides a unique approach to workforce training, brought about by the collaboration of educators, local, state, and federal governments, manufacturers, and private sector investors in order to address critical skilled labor shortages in the manufacturing industry. The new facility is envisioned as a one-stop hub to support employee training and recruitment. The building's design provides corporate partners with access to offices and conference space adjacent to faculty offices, student classrooms and labs. Facilities will be available for corporate demonstration purposes, shared training activities, meetings and events that connect the college to its workforce partners more than ever before. Key program partners include Simmons Machine Tool, Allendale Machinery Systems, Watervliet Arsenal, General Electric Power, Package One, and LAI International, to name a few.

WHAT:

Hudson Valley Community College will host a special sneak preview of the new $14.5 million Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS) exclusively for members of the media. During the tour, participants will have a chance to speak with President Roger Ramsammy and Advanced Manufacturing Technology professor Dave Larkin. Photography is welcome and encouraged.

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 26. Meet at 10:25 a.m. in the front lobby of CAMS; the tour will depart at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180

PARKING:

CAMS is located on South Road. Parking is available at the front and rear of the building, as well as in the parking garage and adjacent lots.

Media Contact

Office of Communications and Marketing
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 267