Once completed next fall, the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Tennessee will offer associate of applied science degree programs in electrical/electromechanical technology, machine tool technology and welding/metal fabrication technology, and the chemical process operations technical certificate program.
Domtar donated the land for the facility, while Eastman is providing $2.7 million of a state grant for workforce development to fund the RCAM's construction. The RCAM will also receive $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to pay for building equipment and scholarships. Eastman is providing scholarship money as well.
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