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Invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony for the MCC Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

KINGMAN — Mohave Community College (MCC) is excited to invite the community to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) on June 18 at 10 a.m. The event will take place at Windrose Lane, next to Shelves West West (4425 N Windrose Ln, Kingman, AZ 86401), at the Kingman Airport Industrial Park.

The AMTC, supported in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will be the first Future48 Workforce Accelerator in Northwest Arizona. This initiative is part of the Governor’s Future48 Workforce Accelerators program, which aims to ensure all Arizonans benefit from new opportunities being developed in the state’s workforce.

MCC’s AMTC will help meet workforce needs, prepare students for high demand high skills jobs, and encourage economic prosperity in the region. The AMTC will be a 36,000 square-foot facility featuring a design lab, Simulated (SIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) lab, and a Business Incubator/Maker Space.  It will be home to MCC Career and Technical Education Division programs such as HVAC, Welding, Electrical and others.

“We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this historic workforce initiative,” said Dr. Stacy Klippenstein. “The AMTC will provide vital training and create a pipeline of highly skilled employees, supporting regional industries and communities.”

The project is expected to be completed in time for training classes to begin in Fall 2025. The AMTC will offer credit, non-credit and apprenticeship programs in areas such as Workforce Readiness, Welding, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Robotics, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems and Manufacturing Fundamentals.

Key industry partners include NUCOR Steel, Air Control HVAC, Phoenix Truck Driving, Progressive Pipe Fabricators, Arizona Sommers Heating and Cooling, and the Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA). Additional partners include the Governor Hobbs and the State of Arizona, Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Kingman, Mohave County, ARIZONA@WORK and WAVE-JTED.