Kristen Cooper, the First Lady of North Carolina, visited Alamance Community College on January 31 and toured the new Advanced Applied Technology Center (AATC) which opened last August.
During her one-hour appearance on the ACC campus, Mrs. Cooper learned about the five industrial technology programs that are housed in the AATC, and watched students in action as they operated equipment and machinery in Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Welding Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Automotive Systems Technology, and Air Conditioning/Heating/Refrigeration.
The Advanced Applied Technology Center represents ACC’s role in addressing a skills gap that will enlarge, enhance and fill a pipeline of skilled workers desperately needed by local employers.
The First Lady came to Alamance County as part of her 100 County Tour. Mrs. Cooper’s stops in Alamance County on January 31 were organized based on her initiatives to improve the health and well-being of children in North Carolina.
“We built the itinerary based on the variety of educational innovations and success the county can boast about,” said Ilina Ewen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady.