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Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Available And Highly Paid

10:15 AM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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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.