Raising crane at WCTC

Freeman Staff

Aug. 13, 2015

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PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College President Kaylen Betzig maneuvered a crane Tuesday with the assistance of Brad Zemlo, a crane operating engineer with Miron Construction. Betzig put into place a support beam signed by donors and supporters of the college’s Integrated Manufacturing Center campaign.

The center is on schedule to open in January 2016. The college, in collaboration with the WCTC Foundation, raised more than $3 million for the project.

The 24,000-square-foot center will be connected to the college’s existing Industrial Building and will be home to several programs within the School of Applied Technologies.

The IMC will have flexible, automated work cells, which are influenced by employers and critical to the education of advanced manufacturing automation technicians, WCTC officials said. The center will allow WCTC to change the way information is presented to students, including enhancements to the curriculum, officials said.