Advanced Flexible Integrated Manufacturing System

Organization:
Nash Community College
Amount:
$200,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Nash
Description:

The Golden LEAF grant will allow Nash Community College (NCC) to develop an Advanced Flexible Integrated Manufacturing (AFIM) System to facilitate multidisciplinary training in high tech automation–‘mechatronics.’ The equipment will allow NCC to provide training in programmable logic controls, computer numerical controls, robotics, fluid power, and data communications and networking. The intent is not only to provide a workforce for existing manufacturers in the region that have demonstrated need for this training capacity, but also to assist in attracting high tech industries requiring a highly skilled workforce. This ‘advanced production’ training approach is also embraced by the local workforce development board in an effort to address the workforce issues present in this region. Golden LEAF dollars will be used to purchase and install the equipment and support training costs.

Contact:
Mr. Gary M. Blackburn PO Box 7488 522 North Old Carriage Road Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 (252) 451-8285
Areas Served:
Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Wayne, Halifax, Franklin

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