MACCLab Makerspace Ribbon Cutting

Moberly Area Community College invites you to the rescheduled ribbon cutting for the MACCLab - A Community Makerspace and the Mechatronics Center of Excellence, which are both located on the MACC-Columbia campus.

The ribbon cutting will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00 am, at the MACCLab – A Community Makerspace, located inside Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216, Columbia, MO 65203.

These programs are funded by the MoExcels Workforce Initiative, which facilitates the development and expansion of training and education initiatives that are employer-driven. The MACCLab - A Community Makerspace is an innovative makerspace offering access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment for creatives in the mid-Missouri area to encourage entrepreneurship. 

In addition, the expanded Mechatronics program at the MACC-Columbia campus will add opportunities for students to earn their Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics. The program prepares students to be electrical and mechanical technicians capable of troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing mechanical equipment for today's highly integrated and automated manufacturing facilities. 

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., reception to follow

Venue: MACCLab – A Community Makerspace, located inside Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216, Columbia, MO 65203


10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

10:05 a.m. Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC President

10:10 a.m. Suzi McGarvey, Dean of Workforce Development & Technical Education 

10:15 a.m. Zora Mulligan, Commissioner of Higher Education 

10:20 a.m. Missouri Governor Mike Parson

10:25 a.m. Conclusion

Reception and space tours to follow.

For media inquiries please contact:

Kaylee Paffrath, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Moberly Area Community College

Ph: 660-263-4100

E: [email protected]

About MACC: Moberly Area Community College is an open-admission, public community college offering a wide variety of Degree and Certificate Programs. That college has five campuses in Central and Northeastern Missouri and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. MACC provides dynamic and accessible educational opportunities that empower our students and enrich our communities.

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