In 2015, the college expanded the Advanced Technology & Academic Center (ATAC). It is currently teaching the sixth cohort of students enrolled in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate program, graduating students every four months. According to Debra Mattson, the curriculum designer, out of the 20 students who recently graduated, all are currently employed. The program is growing from 60 graduates the first year to more than 200 graduates this year.
Earlier this year, Albany International CEO Joe Morone praised the City of Rochester and the collaboration of Great Bay Community College Advanced Technology and Academic Center, as Albany and Safran prepare to kick their manufacturing production into high gear, noting that the center and the educated workforce “are critical to our success.”