Community leaders gathered with Chattahoochee Technical College staff and faculty for a groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 15, at the North Metro Campus for the college’s $8,905,000 Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies.
Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier and Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce Chair Josh Brock served as two of the featured speakers at this event. Also delivering remarks were Chattahoochee Tech Board of Directors Former Chair Jim Hawk and Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Mark Goddard, along with Scott Gordon, of Clark Patterson Lee, and Tom Gay, of Gay Construction. Representing the college in the groundbreaking ceremony was Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb.
“Local industries have an increasing need for a trained workforce in advanced manufacturing technologies,” said Dr. Ron Newcomb. “This facility will be dedicated to advanced manufacturing training, and will allow us to answer employer needs within our community.”
The 20,001-square-foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies will house the college’s Precision Machining and Manufacturing program as well as the Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology program. This facility also will feature high-tech labs in emerging technologies and robotics. Non-credit skilled workforce training in industrial maintenance will be available for local industry in this facility through the college’s Office of Economic Development.