BCTC opens new high-tech manufacturing training center

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A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday morning for a new high-tech manufacturing training center at Bluegrass Community Technical College in Danville.

DANVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning for a new high-tech manufacturing training center at Bluegrass Community Technical College in Danville.

Gov. Andy Beshear spoke at the ceremony and said the new facility will help fill a big void of technicians in manufacturing.

The governor mentioned students who graduate from the facility could get a job with the new Ford Plant that’s scheduled to come on line in a few years. Other opportunities include students starting their own company to provide consulting to manufacturers and businesses industry.

Students who go through the two-year program can make anywhere from $20 to $30 an hour.

Most students who go through the program will come out debt free through the work-ready skills scholarship.

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