A $100,000 donation by an anonymous donor will be used to purchase new equipment for the Marine Technology and Composites training programs offered at SVC's Marine Technology Center in Anacortes.
"We are very appreciative of this generous gift," said SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan. "As one of our strategic priorities, the College is aligning its Workforce Education programs with regional and state economic development strategies. This gift will allow us to expand our programs and help our students gain the professional credentials that employers need in today’s workplace."
"This donation has a significant impact on our ability to provide the latest training in composites construction and repair: wind blades, vacuum infusion, tooling, and advanced composite manufacturing," said Dr. Mick Donahue, Vice President of SVC's Whidbey Island Campus. "Our faculty and administration are very appreciative of this monumental gift."
Composites technology is now used extensively in the areas of boat building and repair, aerospace, transportation, construction, energy and sports equipment. With input and recommendations from SVC Marine Technology faculty members Mike Swietzer and Mike Beemer, the equipment being purchased includes commercial vessel refrigeration systems, marine air c
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