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Cleveland Community College breaks ground on advanced manufacturing center

A new 30,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing center at Cleveland Community College is the result of several funding partners including, $9 million from the North Carolina General Assembly, $2 million from the Connect NC Bond, and $1.5 million in Community-Based Grant Initiative funding awarded by the Golden LEAF Foundation Board.

The new center will provide training programs in mechanical drafting, electronics engineering technology, automation engineering technology, industrial systems technology, and computer integrated machining.

At the groundbreaking event, N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore said, “Some of the best money we spend in the state is with our community colleges. The community colleges get folks into current jobs and jobs of tomorrow. This center will benefit the entire region.”

Officials at the college worked for years to develop the best center for area business and industry.

Officials with the Cleveland Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center plan to open the doors for classes in the Fall of 2022. With the number of jobs available in the area and the new building and equipment, the future of advanced manufacturing looks bright in Cleveland County.

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