Classes are scheduled to begin this month at the new training center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Members who live in the Carolinas will no longer have to travel to Georgia for training.
The training center sits on 6 acres purchased in 2018 with help from a $300,000 grant from the SSMRC. The council also donated new training equipment worth approximately $300,000.
Two mechantronics/robot stations will provide prerequisite training for the UBC mechatronics course, and a conveyor prop will offer training on floor conveyor and power and free monorail systems used in many manufacturing processes such as automotive and food and beverage. A state-of-the-art welding shop with 10 Clean Air welding booths is part of the 25,000-square-foot facility.