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Xconomy Detroit highlights ATEC groundbreaking

August 14, 2013

Late last month, Wayne State University broke ground on a new Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) in Warren. The 40,000-square-foot facility will offer programs focused primarily on engineering, computer science, supply chain management, and advanced manufacturing complementary to industries already located in Warren. Ahmad Ezzeddine, associate vice president for educational outreach and international programs, says Wayne State also wanted the ATEC to be close to Macomb Community College to supplement the courses it offers. "We have a good partnership with them," he explains. "We plan to have joint programs so students will have a clear pathway to enroll at Wayne State. Students can be dually enrolled, working towards an undergraduate degree." Eventually, Ezzeddine says, the ATEC will have the capacity to serve about 800 students per semester.