by Laura Barton, The Tribune
Niagara College’s Welland campus celebrated the official grand opening of the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre Friday.
It’s been two years since construction began on the multi-million-dollar facility, and although students have already been studying hard and learning a lot within its walls, it is officially complete.
The innovation centre is a 15,000 square-foot facility with lab space for students to practice hands-on learning for the manufacturing industry while also providing small and medium-sized manufacturers with the ability to team up with the college for projects.
The centre was funded by the provincial government and Walker Industries Holdings Ltd., with investments of $4.2 million and $1.2 million respectively.
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