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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Hartnell College Alisal Campus for Technical Training Building, Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.

November 13th, 2012

Hartnell College celebrates the growth of its career technical education programs with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Technical Training Building at the Alisal Campus on Thursday, November 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the second major building project at the Center for Advanced Technology, which opened last year.

The Technical Training Building, a 16,500-square-foot facility, will be LEED certified and will offer the latest in technology for high quality instruction. The building will house the automotive technology, heavy duty diesel technology, and sustainable construction programs.

Majors currently offered at the Center for Advanced Technology include agricultural business and production, food safety, agricultural and industrial technology, welding, sustainable design and construction, automotive technology, including heavy duty diesel technology, and computer science, along with general education classes that support those majors. The Alisal Campus is rich with public and private partnerships, with active projects under way on renewable energy, food safety, aerospace education, computer science, and sustainable design and construction, involving nearby colleges and universities, business and industry leaders, and others.

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Technical Training Building at Alisal Campus

When: Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Hartnell College Alisal Campus, 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905

Who: Press, community leaders, business owners, partners, Hartnell alumni
Speakers: Emcee: Margaret D'Arrigo-Martin, Taylor Farms
Welcome addresses by: David Gill, Owner, Rio Farms and chair of the Hartnell College Ag Steering Committee; Greg Diehl, Granite Rock; Erica Padilla-Chavez, president, Board of Trustees Hartnell College; Dr. Willard Lewallen, Hartnell College superintendent/president; Dr. Zahi Atallah, dean of advanced technology

For more information, please contact Executive Director of Advancement Jackie Cruz at 831-755-6810 or jcruz@hartnell.edu.