The Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA) voted to support the expansion of workforce development training for Precision Manufacturing in Liberty County with a five-year, $100,000 pledge to support Savannah Technical College in building and equipping a stateof the-art Precision Manufacturing Flex Tech lab at its Liberty Campus.
This new construction would nearly double the lab space currently available for industrial-related instruction and will be customized to support the specific industries that operate in the region.
“We are proud that the Liberty County Development Authority has made such a strong commitment to expanding precision manufacturing training,” says College President Dr. Kathy Love. “We know that our manufacturing partners require a highly-skilled workforce in order to continue to thrive. We have recently expanded Welding, Machine Tool and Industrial Systems to Liberty County, but the demand for manufacturing education exceeds capacity at every campus location. This Precision Manufacturing flex tech lab expansion will help the College’s programs and equipment keep pace with the demand in Liberty County.”
Manufacturing is making a major comeback in southeast Georgia.
Statistics show that regionally, more than 200 manufacturers have a total annual payroll of nearly $700 million and employ more than 14,000 workers, making this sector of the local economy critically important to economic development and quality of life.