PHOTO RELEASE: Lt. Governor Rutherford Celebrates Ribbon Cuttings for Western Region Correctional Training Center and Technology Building at Allegany College of Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today celebrated the ribbon cuttings of the new Western Region Correctional Training Center and the newly renovated Technology Building, both located on the campus of Allegany College of Maryland.
“The Western Region Correctional Training Center is a point of pride for the state and region, and reflects joint dedication and strategic vision for public safety, support, and engagement,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “My hope is that this building will serve our corrections officers, law enforcement, and community well in making Maryland a safer and more prosperous state.”
The Western Regional Correctional Training Center features state-of-the-art equipment, a firearms classroom, offices, and an incident command center for members of law enforcement. The new 9,700 square foot Correctional Training Center is expected to allow for a significant increase in the number of officers trained and hours of training provided in Western Maryland by 2022. The new building is also expected to host continuing education courses, community job fairs, new workforce development programming, and business incubation initiatives for the community in Western Maryland.
Additionally, Lt. Governor Rutherford helped celebrate the completion of the five-year, $13 million renovation of the Technology Building on the Allegany College of Maryland campus.
“Allegany College of Maryland strives to deliver diverse and relevant education, centered around student successes in a supportive and engaging community,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “The state-of-the-art technology and flexible work and learning spaces inside this building are valuable assets in service of that mission, and will equip students to meet the ever-increasing technological demands of their careers.”
Allegany College of Maryland provides affordable educational options for students in Western Maryland. Eighty percent of Allegany College of Maryland students are first-generation college students and over 50% of individuals who are enrolled in a Maryland-based undergraduate institution are enrolled at Allegany College of Maryland.