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Grand Opening Spotlights New Technology Facilities at CNM

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the School of Applied Technologies (AT) and the Workforce Training Center (WTC) partnered to put on an impressive display of the latest additions to the technology education capabilities at Central New Mexico Community College. Crowds of CNM staff and visitors from local industry and the community were treated to tours of the Sustainable Technology Lab at the WTC and the nearby Advanced Technology Center, AT's new home for seven programs.

Aug 30, 2016

November 2011

Advanced Tech Center Opening
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the School of Applied Technologies (AT) and the Workforce Training Center (WTC) partnered to put on an impressive display of the latest additions to the technology education capabilities at Central New Mexico Community College. Crowds of CNM staff and visitors from local industry and the community were treated to tours of the Sustainable Technology Lab at the WTC and the nearby Advanced Technology Center, AT's new home for seven programs. 

ATC Opening - Susan Murphy
WTC executive director Susan Murphy introduced the festivities at the Sustainable Technology Lab (STL). President Kathie Winograd and Odes Armijo-Caster, CEO of Sacred Power Corporation, also addressed the audience after everyone had an opportunity to view displays of sustainable, "green" technologies. Instructors explained how photovoltaic (solar electric), solar thermal, weatherization and energy efficiency skills taught at the STL will enable credit and noncredit students to participate in the new energy economy, a trend in which New Mexico is playing a leading role.

The event wasn't strictly business. Attendees were given "bingo cards" featuring stops on the tours that they could fill in to enter a drawing for prizes. Once they were done at the WTC, everyone took turns boarding the ABQ Trolley for a ride a few blocks down Alameda Blvd. to the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). On the way, passengers were entertained with a CNM trivia contest (with more prizes) in the trolley car, spookily decorated for Halloween. At the ATC, they disembarked and were greeted by Sol the Suncat.

ATC Opening Front
AT dean Diane Burke took over emcee duties, introducing Tony T. Trujillo, president and general manager of Holman's, Inc., a strong supporter of CNM's geographic information technology program that is now housed at the ATC. Tours of classrooms and lab spaces followed, hosted by faculty of the architectural/engineering drafting, construction management, geographic information technology, film, landscaping, aviation maintenance and truck driving programs.