Kingsport educational center receives $10M to train Eastman's future employees
The Eastman expansion includes a grant to train needed workers.
Northeast State Community College will get $10 million to enhance one of its Kingsport-based facilities - the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, known as RCAM.
But what exactly is RCAM?
It's an educational partnership between Northeast State and local businesses.
The facility is there to train incoming Eastman and Domtar employees, but also serves anyone looking for a career in manufacturing.
The goal: to produce well-trained workers who can take advantage of job openings locally, such as the ones announced today.
"They're very fortunate to have such a good environment to have a manufacturing workforce foundation here in this region, so there are a lot of good jobs, and most of our students do stay local once they've completed," said Northeast State president Dr. Janice Gilliam.
The more than four hundred students at RCAM can take classes in hydrolics, welding, and chemical operations, just to name a few.
The ten million dollar grant will expand on RCAM's services.