HERKIMER N.Y.- Herkimer College cut the ribbon Friday on a new state of the art electrical technology smart grid lab.
The ribbon cutting was held in the new smart grid lab located in Johnson Hall.
The lab will educate and train students in power grid repair and maintenance, preparing them for a career in the Utility Industry.
The college also announced a new electrical technology degree program with a focus on smart grid technologies.
Dr. Cathleen McGolgin, the President of Herkimer College says the college is offering an articulation agreement with SUNY Buffalo State on this program for interested students.
"Students who graduate from the program can either go right into the workforce or transfer to Buffalo State." said McGolgin.
In addition to the new lab for courses in the electrical technology degree program, the lab is available for the New York Power Authority and other Utility Companies to utilize for workforce training.