YCCC is pleased to announce it now has a permanent home in Sanford, Maine. YCCC recently purchased its Sanford Instructional Site, which it had been leasing, located at 60 Community Drive.
“Although YCCC has had a presence in rental space in Sanford since 2012, the College is pleased that we now have a permanent location to grow our manufacturing-related programs and training over the next several years.” said YCCC President, Dr. Barabara Finkelstein.
YCCC purchased the building from the Industrial Development Corporation of Sanford (IDC) which was established as a local non-profit corporation in 1959 by a group of area business, banking and professional people. The IDC aims to promote and enhance the cultural and economic aspects of the greater Sanford community, including south Sanford, downtown Sanford and the village of Springvale to the north.
“The Industrial Development Corporation is very pleased to have YCCC in our community providing trained employees to local businesses and industries,” said Bob Hardison, IDC Chair. “The programs to be offered at the YCCC facility in Sanford will be important to those who are seeking to begin or change a career or improve their earning potential. We welcome YCCC to Sanford.”
YCCC’s Sanford instructional Site is home to the College’s highly successful Precision Machining Certificate and Degree programs. The space is also used for customized training programs YCCC’s runs for many of its industry partners such as Pratt & Whitney and Corning.
“We were very pleased when the college expanded into a larger leased facility earlier this year,” said Sanford Growth Council director Jim Nimon. “And then last month, at a closing we hosted, the Maine Community College System exercised its option and purchased both that facility and the abutting parcel. This important step bodes well for workforce development in Sanford, and will be welcome news to our community.”