Mohave County
June 2024
Volume 24 Issue 4

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MCC breaks ground on Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

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June 2024

KINGMAN – June 18, 2024, at 10 a.m., Mohave Community College (MCC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC). The event will take place at Windrose Lane, next to Shelves West (4425 N Windrose Ln, Kingman, AZ 86401), at the Kingman Airport Industrial Park.
The AMTC, a partnership between MCC and the Arizona Commerce Authority, will be the first Future48 Workforce Accelerator in Northwest Arizona. This initiative is part of Governor Hobbs’ Future48 Workforce Accelerators program, which aims to ensure all Arizonans benefit from new opportunities in the state’s workforce.
Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, President of MCC, expressed enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this historic workforce initiative. The AMTC will provide vital training and create a pipeline of highly skilled employees, supporting regional industries and communities.”
The 36,000 square-foot facility will feature a design lab, Simulated (SIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) lab, and a Business Incubator/Maker Space. It will house MCC’s Career and Technical Education Division programs, including HVAC, Welding, and Electrical.
The AMTC is expected to be completed by Fall 2025, offering credit, non-credit, and apprenticeship programs in various areas such as Workforce Readiness, Welding, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Robotics, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, and Manufacturing Fundamentals.
Key industry partners supporting the project include NUCOR Steel, Air Control HVAC, Phoenix Truck Driving, Progressive Pipe Fabricators, Arizona Sommers Heating and Cooling, and the Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA). Additional partners include Governor Hobbs and the State of Arizona, Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Kingman, Mohave County, ARIZONA@WORK, and WAVE-JTED.
The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public, and MCC encourages the community to attend and be part of the future of advanced manufacturing in Northwest Arizona. Interested individuals can RSVP at For questions about the event, please contact
The AMTC is set to play a crucial role in meeting the region’s workforce needs, preparing students for high-demand, high-skill jobs, and fostering economic prosperity in the area. With the support of key partners and the community, MCC is poised to make a significant impact on the future of advanced manufacturing education and workforce development in Northwest Arizona.

NPS phases out ‘Trailer Village’ at Cottonwood Cove

The National Park Service (NPS) has set into motion a plan that will see the gradual phasing out of a longstanding trailer park on the shores of Lake Mohave. The Trailer Village at Cottonwood Cove, which has been a fixture in the area since the early 1970s, is set to be completely phased out by 2043. The decision was made as part of a new lease agreement between the NPS and Lake Mead Mohave Adventures— a company that oversees the majority of commercial operations within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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MCC pioneers new real-world approach to education

Mohave Community College (MCC) is pioneering a new approach to education, focusing on real-world experiences and cross-disciplinary collaboration to better prepare students for the workforce. The initiative, led by MCC Electrical Technology Instructor Michael McKenzie and Carpentry Instructor Dan Underwood, aims to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction.

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