Piedmont Triad Regional Council: Advanced Manufacturing Academy

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Council partnered with area employers and community colleges to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Academy to make the region more competitive in the manufacturing sector. The project provides training to employees of local and regional manufacturers in a variety of areas, particularly where employers identified skill gaps. This partnership has allowed for identification of the necessary competencies, assessment of the existing workforce, development of a modularized training approach to build skills, and implementation of training for the workforce to deliver necessary skills along with industry-recognized certification and academic credit. Over 60 individuals have completed training, and more than 200 jobs have been created in the region.

Lisa Hawk, Workforce Business Services Coordinator: [email protected]
Matthew Dolge, Executive Director: [email protected]

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