ALFRED, N.Y. — New York state has opened a new advanced manufacturing center on the campus of Alfred State College.

The 16,000-square-foot center, located in Wellsville, in Allegheny County, will focus on welding and machine-tool technology. It’s part of a broader effort to boost workforce training programs for in-demand, advanced manufacturing industries.

The $5 million facility was funded by $4.5 million in higher education dollars and $500,000 in regional economic development grants.

Alfred State President Skip Sullivan said Friday the new center is a “gem” and that the facility represents an investment in the workforce of tomorrow.

This story has been corrected to show the name of the school is Alfred State College, not Alfred State University.