Littleton, N.H. (October 10, 2023) – As the fall semester got underway, White Mountains Community College (WMCC) received a $20,000 donation from Mascoma Bank Foundation in support of equipment and program development for the new Advanced Technology Building at the Littleton Academic Center. The Advanced Technology Building project is designed to help the college meet current and future workforce needs in the North Country in high-demand programs by increasing capacity, improving access, increasing regional recruitment and deepening community integration.
“A shared vision in the community on workforce development has made our new Advanced Technology Building a reality this fall,” said Dr. Chuck Lloyd, CCSNH vice chancellor and former WMCC president. “We are grateful for the support from Mascoma Bank Foundation for helping us build upon the generosity that we have already received from the community. This donation is vital in supporting training the next generation of skilled technicians and mechanics and will help fill critical workforce needs in the North Country.”
Construction of the Advanced Technology Building began in September 2022. When completed, the facility will include a new technology hub to grow WMCC’s current programs and include a state-of-the-art innovation lab, a welding lab and flexible learning spaces for emerging fields in high demand. It will also be the new home for the growing Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology program, the only nationally accredited program of its kind in the New England. Enhanced program offerings, facilities and equipment at the Littleton Academic Center will bring in-demand programs to a growing geographic hub in the North Country while engaging with business and industry professionals locally.
The Mascoma Bank Foundation provides capital funding to not-for-profit organizations within Mascoma Bank’s market area to contribute to the long-term benefit of its communities. The Bank serves New Hampshire from Keene to Lancaster along with parts of Maine and Vermont.
“At Mascoma Bank, our commitment to the community goes beyond offering a broad range of financial services, meeting the credit needs of our customers, and employing more than 400 people. Donations to leading community organizations like White Mountains Community College is an important way for us to contribute,” said Merritt Patridge, Mascoma Bank Foundation chair. “WMCC plays an integral role in supporting the next generation in the North Country. We are grateful for their work and our shared commitment to our community.”
For more information on the Advanced Technology Building, visit WMCC.edu/Building-Community.
White Mountains Community College (WMCC) is located in Berlin, New Hampshire with a satellite campus in Littleton, and is one of seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire. WMCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, plus training options, preparing students for 21st century job opportunities as well as transfer pathways to four-year colleges and universities. WMCC is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Courses within WMCC and the Community College System are the most affordable in New Hampshire and the Littleton Academic Center increases access to all students in the North Country Region. Courses are available day, evening and online. WMCC courses transfer to four-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire and across the country.