WSCC open house rescheduled

Due to inclement weather Tuesday, Wallace State Community College-Oneonta Technical Center postponed their open house to tomorrow, May 6. Everyone is invited to come visit between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. You will have an opportunity to tour the Technical Center for interactive tours of the welding, machine tool technology, and mechatronics programs.

Faculty and staff will be available to discuss these and other programs available through Wallace State, including career and apprenticeship opportunities.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we haven’t had the chance to showcase the expansion of the Technical Center and the addition of the Machine Tool Technology program and even more recently the Mechatronics program to the Technical Center,” said Wes Rakestraw, Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies and current Director of the Oneonta Center.

The Oneonta Technical Center has undergone three expansions since Wallace State first opened in Oneonta in 2016. The welding program has expanded to 30 booths. In 2019, the Wallace State Academic Center was added to allow the expansion of technical programs and to accommodate additional general studies and academic classes.

“We invite high school students and their parents to come see the facility and the training equipment as well as anyone who’s interested in these high-demand, high-wage fields.”

At the open house, individuals can also learn about admission and financial aid procedures, scholarship and dual enrollment opportunities for high school students, as well as GED, ESL, short-term training, and other programs for adult learners.

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