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Center for Advanced Manufacturing Breaks Ground

Manufacturing employment accounts for over 20% of all employment in Lincoln and Gaston counties, compared to 12% for NC and 10% nationally. Advanced manufacturing skill sets are in great demand and regions with advanced manufacturing talent will flourish. As a primary provider of workforce training in Lincoln and Gaston counties and a key partner in attracting new industry and enhancing the continued growth  of our existing manufacturers, Gaston College continues on the leading edge of innovation with the groundbreaking of a new 21,000 square foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing today. When complete, Gaston College will offer enhanced education and training for students that includes eight specialty lab spaces to address needs in areas of Mechantronics, Computer-Aided Design, Specialized Processing, Instrumentation, Nuclear and Alternative Energy and Robotics.