Chattahoochee Tech Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Chattahoochee Technical College recently hosted local industry leaders for a tour of the college’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which is under construction at the college’s North Metro Campus, 5198 Ross Road, Acworth.
More than two dozen representatives from local industries attended the event to preview what this new facility will have to offer, according to a CTC statement.
With a gross square footage of greater than 20,000 feet, CTC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing will feature high-tech labs in robotics and precision machining as well as emerging technologies that include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
“I’m very excited to see the investments being made,” said Allison Giddens, president of Win-Tech, Inc. “Students will have incredible resources made available to them; and in turn, their education and hands-on experience will benefit the local economy and manufacturers like Win-Tech.”
Giddens said, “I hope our local public school systems see these incredible additions to higher learning and encourage exploring the trades as a potential career for all students.”
Win-Tech is an AS9100-certified aerospace machine shop in Kennesaw that provides precision-machined parts for a wide range of industries and applications.
Beginning in October 2020, construction for CTC’s new center is anticipated to be completed in January for $8,905,000.
This state-of-the-art facility will house the Chattahoochee Tech Precision Machining and Manufacturing program as well as the Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology program.
Non-credit skilled workforce training in industrial maintenance also will be available for local industry in this facility through the college’s Office of Economic Development.
“There is an increasing need within local industry for a skilled workforce trained in advanced manufacturing technologies,” said Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb.
“This new facility will help address that need and help prepare students for well-paying jobs available within the community,” he added.
A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, CTC is the largest technical college in the state, with eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens.
CTC also offers customized workforce training, continuing education classes and adult education programs that include free GED and HiSET preparation.