Greensboro, NC - The Advanced Manufacturing industry could mark the return of a growing manufacturing sector in the Triad, and this type of manufacturing is a completely different ballgame than in years past.
Advanced manufacturers build everything from airplanes to cell phones, and are highly paid for their work.
Salaries range from $40,000 - $90,000 annually, and the jobs can be obtained following just a two year associates degree from area community colleges.
Randolph Community College (RCC) teaches students in a brand new, state of the art and environmentally friendly training center that opened last January.
Appropriately, the school converted an old furniture building into the facility, a reminder that while the furniture manufacturing industry has struggled, advanced manufacturing could take its place.
Garrett Parker, Department Head of the Computer Integrated Machining Department, told News 2 they have more requests for jobs than people in the program.
Tuesday night, RCC will hold a career fair and open house at their new facility. The career fair is from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 412 Industrial Avenue.