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26 October 2015

ADVISORY: HACC’s Gettysburg Campus to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Mechatronics Lab and Classroom

WHO: Students from the Mechatronics Certificate Program at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus will provide demonstrations during the ceremony. Local manufacturing representatives, members of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and  Adams County Chamber of Commerce, HACC employees, county commissioners, state representatives and area school district representatives will be in attendance.
The speakers are to include John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., HACC president; Gary Laird, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce president; Robin Fitzpatrick, Adams County Economic Development Corporation president; Zachary Brown and Samuel Effland, HACC students in the Mechatronics program; and Shannon Harvey, HACC Gettysburg Campus vice president.
WHAT: Dedication ceremony for mechatronics lab and classroom on HACC’s Gettysburg Campus
WHEN: Oct. 29, 2015, 4:30-6 p.m.
Formal program begins at 5 p.m.
Tours, refreshments and demonstrations will be available before and after the program.
WHERE: HACC Gettysburg Campus
Room 500 (signage will be posted)
COVERAGE: Adams County and Hanover are strong manufacturing communities with manufacturing making up approximately 19 percent of the workforce. The new mechatronics classroom and lab, which complement HACC’s Mechatronics program instituted in fall 2015, allow students to work extensively with actual industrial components donated by local companies and help prepare them for the workforce. 
The Mechatronics program is a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering, which prepares students for jobs in installation, repair or maintenance of electrical, mechanical and/or computerized equipment.
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