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Ribbon-cutting for Workforce Development Center to be held Friday, April 13

Ribbon-cutting for Workforce Development Center to be held Friday, April 13

The building trades: building construction program will soon be housed in an impressive new, state-of-the art facility on the Wellsville campus, as an extensive construction project nears completion. In celebration, the college will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building, named the Construction Industry Workforce Development Center, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13.

Speakers for the ceremony will include: Dr. Skip Sullivan, president of Alfred State; Dr. Craig Clark, Alfred State vice president for Economic Development; Patricia Fogarty, Alfred State College Council chair; Julie Schmidt, representative from State Sen. Catharine Young’s Office; Curt Crandall, chairman of the Allegany County Board of Legislators; Daniel E. Mossien, RA, NCARB, of Mossien Associates Architects, PC; and Fred Thompson, of LeChase Construction.

Located on the Wellsville campus, the 35,000-square-foot facility includes a large open bay space for prefabrication and mock-up work, and other special projects. Students have used the building for hands-on laboratories by conducting much of the interior work for the center. The open laboratory space has also been used to construct houses entered in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competitions in China and California.

This fall, the structure will be home to freshman and senior building construction trades shops, as well as open lab space, state-of-the-art classrooms, and faculty offices. This center was made possible through donations, grants, and the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., which owns the Wellsville campus.

To RSVP for the ribbon-cutting, please contact Pam Brandes by Friday, April 6 at 607-587-3101 or at