Design. Create. Fabricate
Western Maryland WorksTraining Center and Makerspace is a new 33,000 square foot satellite ACM campus facility located at 37 Lane Avenue in LaVale, Maryland containing over $3.5 million of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to the high-tech training equipment, the space includes instructional labs, classrooms, collaborative areas, and staff offices. Western Maryland Works is home to five full-time and two part-time staff, and numerous adjunct instructors.
A partnership between Allegany County and Allegany College of Maryland, the project was first envisioned in 2018 after visiting OpenWorks in Baltimore, Maryland, a non-profit makerspace serving the greater Baltimore community. Allegany County purchased the property in 2018. The facility underwent a complete renovation in 2019. Phase I moved the already successful workforce development programs offered through ACM's Continuing Education and Workforce Development area to the new county owned/college occupied space in January 2020. Western Maryland Works opened its doors in January 2020, offering Machining Level 1, SMAW and Mig/Tig Welding, and Industrial Maintenance Technology with plans to expand the programming to include Robotics, Additive Manufacturing and Pipe Welding were added in 2022.
The mission of the Western Maryland Works is to prepare tomorrow’s workforce with state-of-the-art equipment to meet the industry 4.0 Manufacturing and Technology needs of Allegany County and the surrounding region through the following partnerships:
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