STLCC Breaks Ground On Advanced Manufacturing Center

St. Louis Community College officially marked the beginning of construction for Florissant Valley’s Advanced Manufacturing Center. The facility is set to be a game-changer for local tech training and education in advanced manufacturing. The expansive 95,000 sq. ft., 3-story facility on the Florissant Valley Campus represents more than just a building; it signifies a transformative hub for hands-on learning.

Leading the groundbreaking ceremony were Dr. Elizabeth Perkins (Florissant Valley’s Campus President and Chief Academic Officer), Dr. Jeff Pittman (STLCC Chancellor), and Brian Williams (Missouri State Senator). JEMA’s very own, Jon Emert, took the stage to share remarks about the vision for the project. Technology was on full display at today’s event, featuring groundbreaking robots courtesy of robotics teams from Rolla High School as well as STLCC’s very own drone providing aerial coverage.

This endeavor promises to enrich the lives of St. Louis residents and neighboring regions, shaping students into skilled professionals who will contribute to the growth of local industries. The ripple effect of this initiative is evident as graduates take their knowledge and expertise into the workforce, fostering innovation and progress within the region. The Advanced Manufacturing Center stands as a beacon of opportunity, fostering a brighter future for both the community and the generations to come.