Patrick Henry Community College celebrates the grand opening of the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Complex (MET) on Thursday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at 67 Motorsports Drive, Martinsville. The entire community is invited to the ribbon cutting, facility tours, and reception.
The MET is a state-of-the-art, 53,000 square foot facility equipped to house programs such as mechatronics, general engineering, motorsports, computer-aided drafting and design, and more. Each classroom and laboratory is uniquely designed to meet the needs of each of these high-tech and equipment-dependent programs. The building also has two large, multi-functional workforce “flex spaces” that can support growing businesses and their workforce training needs.
The MET is the result of a renovation to a facility which PHCC has owned since 2013. The whole process has been accomplished with both state and local funds, as well as with a grant from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.
The programs that are moving from the main campus to the MET building will be able to grow in the new space. The areas these programs had occupied on the main campus will soon be repurposed by new programs such as the Physical Therapy Assistant program which is slated to begin in 2019.