Southern Union State Community College announces new partnership with Switzerland-based manufacturing company

Updated: Mar. 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM EDT
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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Southern Union State Community College announced its new partnership with Switzerland-based 3D printer manufacturer, Sintratec.

Sintratec is donating a 3D printer for the college’s additive manufacturing program. This technology will be rolled out to eight other colleges as well.

“Our job is to invest in the future and invest in equipment,” said Jeff Lynn, vice chancellor of work force and economic development for the Alabama Community College System. “We were very fortunate today to have a donation from this company from Switzerland and so we're very grateful for that. But, it takes equipment like this to really train our students to be ready for the workforce of our future.

The goal is to train students how to operate the machines, hoping they will bring in companies and manufacturers locally.

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