The digital world is colliding with the real one, only this time it’s not on a movie set but on the gritty streets of New Kensington.
Workmen are setting the steel for The Digital Foundry at New Kensington, the brainchild of a coalition brought together by Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider. The concept calls for the 15,000-square-foot facility to provide a vast array of cutting-edge digital technologies to local manufacturers, a makerspace for entrepreneurs and a training center designed to provide new skill sets to displaced workers, for employers looking to advance their workforce and schools seeking real world experience for their students.
The building isn’t scheduled to open until 2022 “but it’s already having a tremendous impact,” Snider said.
This month, the state stepped up with a $200,000 training grant for the project that has received support…