(Courtesy Community Foundation)

AMETA Center gets top 2023 grant focus from Community Foundation

By Patrick Lynn

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin announced this week that it has chosen Mid-State Technical College to receive the 2023 Major Project Grant for its new project, the AMETA Center.

The new Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship Center will provide advanced programming to the technical college’s students, high school students, and other community members with the goal to help train the next workforce in central Wisconsin

Leaders from Mid-State say the AMETA Center will open in last 2023 or early 2024. The center will offer hands-on training and other educational opportunities to serve over 1,500 people per year.

Marlee Samuels, director of Donor Services and Programs at the CFCW, said the Foundation was “excited” about the impact the AMETA Center will bring to the local workforce.

“The collaboration of generous organizations and individuals is astounding and will create a major impact in our community for years to come,” she said.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will also house office space for the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, which will further support the 14 apprenticeship programs at Mid-State.

New programs and certificates in areas of advanced manufacturing technology, fabrication technology, engineering, mechanical design, welding, and others will be offered in the new center.

Samuels can be reached at 715-342-4454 or [email protected].

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin advocated charitable giving by connecting people and resources in central Wisconsin. For more information, or to donate, go to www.cfcwi.org.