RANDOLPH — Vermont Technical College (VTC) has received an $8 million contract from the U.S. Army’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) office as part of its National Imperative for Industrial Skills.
The funding, which was secured by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will establish Vermont’s first advanced manufacturing education, research and development facility.
The new center, located in Randolph Center, will bring together students, faculty, and Vermont manufacturers to educate the next-generation workforce in cutting-edge additive manufacturing engineering and design and support manufacturing innovation, Leahy's office said in a written statement. After conversations with Vermont businesses and Vermont Technical College (VTC), Leahy secured funding for the IBAS program in the Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill.
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