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Gateway Technical College receives donation from SC Johnson for new science lab

SC Johnson iMET Center

Company provides $195,000 donation to help develop future generations of mechatronics professionals

Gateway Technical College is pleased to announce it has received a $195,000 donation from SC Johnson to help build and equip a high-end, mechatronics science lab. The newly named SC Johnson Waxdale Mechatronics Lab will provide students in many academic programs access to cutting-edge equipment and developmental training in this ever-growing field.

“We thank SC Johnson for its continued support of Gateway Technical College and workforce development in the community,” said Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht. “Workforce demands for skills in the area of mechatronics are at an all-time high.

“The new science lab will allow Gateway to provide students with advanced manufacturing knowledge and skills to meet these growing occupational needs in the region.”

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical and electrical systems, including robotics, system controls, sensors and telecommunications. The new lab will feature Amatrol-manufactured trainers that simulate mechanical, fluid power and electrical equipment. Students will also learn how a complete mechanical system works, so they can critically view problems in a system and repair them in the real world.

A dedication ceremony in recognition of the new lab opening will be held in this month at the SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant.

SC Johnson’s donation to Gateway Technical College further demonstrates the company’s longstanding commitment to improve lives and communities where it operates.