Just three years later, CLC had done it. The college’s Advanced Technology Center opened in time for the fall 2022 semester, and the 182,000-square-foot converted big-box store is now bustling with students receiving training specially designed to prepare them for jobs with the county’s many manufacturing companies.
The ATC was built in collaboration with CDW’s Higher Education team and is supported by a number of trusted vendors — including Cisco, Eaton, APC, Raritan, HP, HPE, Tripp Lite and Poly — that ensure the facility’s high-tech tools stay connected, powered and operable.
The facility and the curriculum were developed in close consultation with local manufacturers in Lake County. By intentionally tethering themselves to the robust manufacturing community, CLC created an unmistakable synergy that benefits both those businesses and their own students.
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