In an effort to better serve the workforce needs of the region, Montgomery County Community College on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. David DiMattio to the new position of Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, and the move of its Workforce Development department to the College’s West Campus in Pottstown, Pa.
Since becoming president of Montgomery County Community College in April 2016, Dr. Kevin Pollock has committed the College to strengthening its Workforce Development efforts. “Dr. DiMattio is a seasoned administrator who has built strong connections with business and industry in the County as dean of the STEM Division and as vice president of the West Campus,” President Pollock said. “This reorganization further emphasizes the College’s investment in Workforce Development and elevates the visibility of those efforts within the College, to the County, and to our external business constituents with whom we are partnering.”
Dr. DiMattio, who has served as vice president for the West Campus since May 2016, will continue to build relationships in the Pottstown community and across the County in this new role.
The reorganization, effective August 30, includes the relocation of the Workforce Development team to the West Campus, occupying the former University Center building. Workforce Development will continue to serve the needs of the College and the County through its new home base in Pottstown. The move to the West Campus provides Workforce Development with the physical space and resources to expand in the future. In addition, Career Services will also be reporting to Dr. DiMattio in the new structure.
“I am confident that this reorganization will strengthen the College’s Workforce Development capabilities, broaden the College’s role as an anchor institution in Pottstown, and will generally benefit the County and the College,” President Pollock said.
The Workforce Development department at MCCC offers a variety of Fast-Track to Employment programs which can be completed in less than a year and are designed for individuals looking to transition to a new industry or career with family-sustaining wages. It also offers a variety of industry certification programs, and works closely with employers to create customized training solutions for their employees. For more information on Workforce Development at MCCC, visit www.mc3.edu/workforcedevelopment.
The College will continue to offer a wide variety of Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs at the Central Campus in Blue Bell, Pa. and at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, Pa. The College will also continue to offer its current portfolio of academic programs and student services at the West Campus.