MTECH holds grand opening for new Trades & Technology building | Education

Normally when people are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they expect a big red ribbon and large scissors. At Moutainland Technical College on Friday morning the ceremony looked a little different.

The college opened its new building as only a trade college should, with a metal ribbon made by students and a ribbon cutting unlike any other.

The ceremony marked the grand opening of the college’s new Trades and Technology building, an 89,000-square-foot building that includes classroom space, labs, car shops and more.

The building will be home to various topics of study including automotive technology, diesel mechanics, welding, precision machining, automated manufacturing and other high-demand, industry-driven programs, including information technology, mobile application development and web development, according to a press release.

“What you see behind me is a remarkable facility dedicated to upward mobility for students, the economy and our entire region,” MTECH board chair Terri Hunter said at

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