In Spring of 2016, Clinton Community College will break ground on a 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility to house its technology programs. This new facility will also serve as a regional hub for manufacturing education, with flexible teaching/learning space and courses available for manufacturers to advance their workforce.
Construction of a manufacturing institute was made possible when Clinton Community College and its partners secured $12.7 million through the SUNY 2020 challenge grant program. The North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) identified aerospace, transportation and manufacturing as a priority cluster for economic development in the region, and the manufacturing institute will expand the capacity of the North Country to serve existing businesses while strengthening the region's ability to attract new business to the area.
The program’s philosophy is to support larger systematic economic growth across a large and diverse region of New York State by using a local model that has the ability to be easily replicated by similar communities. The North Country Partnership encompasses many of the educational, workforce and economic development agencies and will allow each organization to expand on the services they offer. The partnership includes Clinton Community College, SUNY Plattsburgh, Clarkson University, CITEC, the North Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, North Country Workforce Investment Board, The Development Corporation, CV-TEC (BOCES) and a number of area manufacturers.
Read more about Clinton's award and the manufacturing institute here: