Grayson College recently unveiled a new addition to the college’s Career and Technology Center—the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, which was completed in partnership with Huckabee. The project is part of a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion to enhance Grayson’s learning environments for the 21st century. The Advanced Manufacturing Lab will directly impact students in North Texas by providing access to high-growth career opportunities.
The new 6,800-square-foot space is used as a middle skills shop and includes a manufacturing classroom, industrial machinery, instructional space, storage and an office. It houses seven new lathes and mills. This space provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of highly-technical, advanced manufacturing.
Grayson College has a rich tradition of true-to-life workforce programs and strong community ties, and the Advanced Manufacturing Program is no exception. The program was made possible through partnerships between local manufacturing companies and the college, along with educational grants.
The effects of the Advanced Manufacturing Lab will be far-reaching for the community of North Texas. Due to low unemployment in the area, the manufacturing industry needs more skilled workers. In the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, students will be able to develop significant skills, relationships and understanding of various machinery in order to prepare for successful careers.