Nov. 16, 2020
Contact: Megan Lello
Director of Communications
PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia (College) will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Career and Advanced Technology Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m.
A small number of invited speakers will participate in the socially-distanced event at the building site, located at 4725 Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia. It will also be livestreamed by the College on its Facebook page at facebook.com/CCPedu so the entire College community will be able to participate.
The facility will become the primary teaching hub for the following programming: Transportation and Logistics Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Health Care, Entrepreneurship and the Pre-College STEM Academy. The new building will allow for expanded academic and workforce-related programming for students, in addition to opportunities to serve the community in West Philadelphia.
The celebratory event will include remarks from the following individuals: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, College president; Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; Jeremiah White, chair, College Board of Trustees; Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, president, College Foundation; Anuj Gupta, chief of staff, Congressman Dwight Evans; Jabari Jones, president, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative; and Chris Peterson, customer service operations manager, Toyota. Additionally, speakers will be invited to participate in a socially-distanced ceremonial shovel dig to kick off building construction.
Please note: Media is invited to attend in-person and will be expected to adhere to social distancing and safety protocols. If interested in attending in-person, please RSVP to Megan Lello at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
WHAT: Career and Advanced Technology Center Groundbreaking
WHO: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president, Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Jeremiah White, chair, Community College of Philadelphia Board of Trustees
Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, president, Community College of Philadelphia Foundation
Anuj Gupta, chief of staff, Congressman Dwight Evans
Jabari Jones, president, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
Chris Peterson, customer service operations manager, Toyota
WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia (site of future Career and Advanced Technology Center) 4725 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19139
On Facebook: facebook.com/CCPedu
WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020