Harford Community College opens Leading Edge training center

More than 100 guests attended Harford Community College’s dedication ceremony for Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center Powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation on November 12.

The program included remarks from Dr. Theresa B. Felder, president of Harford Community College, as well as various elected officials and state officials, followed by simulator demonstrations, tours of the new classrooms and information about the board. and entrepreneurial training.

Harford’s state-of-the-art training center, powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation, will offer programs to meet the high demand for workforce development and workers in South East Harford County by providing technology skills advances in construction trades, manufacturing, warehousing/distribution and logistics. It is located at the Harford and Cecil Counties Boys and Girls Clubs, 2002 Cedar Drive in Edgewood.

A $1.5 million gift to the Harford Community College Foundation from the Phillip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation established Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center Powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation. Classes are free, at no cost to the student. The program also offers completion stipends and tool stipends to students studying at Edgewood.

Dr. Theresa B. Felder, President of Harford Community College, second from right, is accompanied by Carlene Cassidy, Executive Director of the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, Secretary for Higher Education, Dr. James Fielder and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman at the grand opening of Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center, powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation. (Photo by Lauren Raygor)

Dr Austin Hill, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Harford Community College, shows Harford County Executive Barry Glassman how to operate one of the simulators after the ribbon cutting at Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center, powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation. (Photo by Lauren Raygor)

Student Chiwy Webster, also known as the unofficial Mayor of Edgewood, addresses guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Leading Edge Training Center in Harford, powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation. (Photo by Lauren Raygor)

Carlene Cassidy, Executive Director of the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, stands by signage in Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center, powered by The Ratcliffe Foundation, a program of Harford Community College supported by the Ratcliffe Foundation . (Photo by Kurt Doan)

Dr. Theresa B. Felder, far left, president of Harford Community College, joined the dedication ceremony for Harford’s Leading Edge Training Center, powered by the Ratcliffe Foundation by, left to right, Jeffrey W. Smith of the Maryland Department of Labor, Apprenticeship and Training Program Manager; James E. Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary, Workforce Development and Adult Learning Division; Denise A. Carey, labor exchange administrator, Susquehanna-Bel Air area; Chris MacLarion, Director, Learning and Training, Workforce Development and Adult Learning Division; and Kelton Addison, Learning Navigator, Workforce Development and Adult Learning Division. (Photo by Kurt Doan)

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