AVX Tantalum Donates Another $10,000 to YCCC

June 19, 2017
Kathy Baker, Scott Beauregaurd and Barbara Finkelstein in pictured in front of the recently installed elevator in YCCC’s new building which has been named in recognition of the company’s gift.

Kathy Baker, Scott Beauregaurd and Barbara Finkelstein in pictured in front of the recently installed elevator in YCCC’s new building which has been named in recognition of the company’s gift.

Scott Beauregard, Human Resource Manager of AVX Tantalum presented York County Community College (YCCC) President, Dr. Barbara Finkelstein and York County Community College Foundation (YCCCF) Chair, Kathy Baker with a $10,000 donation. This is the company’s 2nd donation to support of YCCC’s Capital Campaign for its new academic building bringing the total gift to $20,000.

AVX Corporation, which has an electronics factory in Biddeford, donated $10,000 to YCCC.  The “AVX/Kyocera Foundation” awards grants each year in support of projects and organizations that have a significant impact on the local communities where its corporation has operating facilities.  AVX, headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and related products.  You can learn more about the company at their website at www.avx.com.

According to Scott Beauregard, AVX Tantalum’s Human Resource Manager; “We have a continuing need for people with technical skills in our business. As our manufacturing base here in Maine grows it’s our local Community Colleges that we depend upon to enhance the skills of our workforce.   We hope that our donation will help YCCC with their current expansion plans and continue to serve the people here in York County.”

The College has outgrown its current 78,000 square foot building which opened its doors in 1995.  The new building will provide much-needed instructional space through eight state-of-the-art classrooms, independent and group study areas and a Developmental Mathematics and English Lab. The building will house a 140 seat lecture/performance hall and attached flexible classroom/backstage area allowing the College to hold larger classes as well as host community events.