CCAM Receives U.S. Economic Development Administration Investment

The funds will go towards a Virginia training center.

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Richmond, Virginia, has received a $280,600 award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help fund the planning of an Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Academy Center. The regional training center will provide hands-on training to prepare area workers for careers in advanced manufacturing.

"With this new training facility, we'll able to create a pipeline of advanced manufacturing workers that will not only meet the needs of the region's current companies, but also position us to attract other companies to build and expand within Virginia," says Barry Johnson, member of the CCAM Board of Directors and senior associate dean of the school of engineering and applied science at the University of Virginia.

The project is funded through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), an administration-wide initiative designed to accelerate manufacturing’s resurgence and cultivate an environment for businesses to create manufacturing jobs.

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