The Ben Franklin Institute of Technology in Massachusetts is a two-year private college. In recent years, the school built three new labs that serve the Electrical Technology Department, The Boston Globe reports. Electrical technology students comprise the second most popular major at the school.
Although the college is more than a century old, the labs utilize the newest advances in electric technology. For example, the renewable energy lab features stations where students can learn about the photovoltaic panels behind solar and wind-generated power.
"Everything is really just night and day," Tracey Arvin, chair of the Electrical Technology Department, told the news source. "The school is a well-kept secret. I'm astonished we get the numbers of students we have."
State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Congressman Michael Capuano and City Councilor Bill Linehan - who were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the labs - praised the school for being a beacon of technology in the heart of the city, the media outlet reports.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineers make up 33 percent of all technicians in their field.
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