Around the time of next year’s Manny Awards (page 88), the Tristate will have its own education center dedicated to teaching manufacturing skills. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness is under construction on the Boone County campus of the Gateway Community and Technical College.
$23.6 million:
The estimated economic impact for every 100 manufacturing jobs created or retained by the center

22,000:
The number of manufacturing jobs in Northern Kentucky

$28 million:
The cost of the facility, funded by the commonwealth of Kentucky

104,000:
The square footage of the facility, which will consolidate the manufacturing classes already offered by the college in one location that is easily accessible to local manufacturers and outfitted with the best equipment

8:
The number of manufacturing classes offered by Gateway, including computer-assisted drafting and design and welding technology

(Source: Gateway Community and Technical College)