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Industrial Commons Bringing Innovation to Manufacturing in Western North Carolina

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From the Appalachian Regional Commission Spotlight Western North Carolina has a long and proud heritage in the production of textiles and furniture, but the Regional manufacturing industry has been hit hard by automation and outsourcing. The Industrial Commons is revitalizing the manufacturing tradition through the Carolina Textile District, a multi-state network of small and medium-sized […]

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Potential Role of Secondary CTE Programs in Preparing Students for Apprenticeship Programs

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From Perkins Collaborative Research Network Much has been written in recent years about the need to provide greater work-based learning opportunities for high school students as an instructional strategy to better prepare students for college and the workforce. Several reports, such as Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st […]

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KNOW A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT?

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Floor 360 wants feedback from middle schoolers on their career aspirations. The survey will help us inform students about opportunities as they pursue their education and prepare for a career. Please share this survey with any middle schooler in the Northwest Georgia Region. The survey closes November 16, 2017. Take the Survey

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New port would take 50K trucks off Atlanta roads

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From 11Alive News: The port is expected to shift all that truck traffic to freight trains.   Author: Doug Richards Published: 6:27 PM EDT October 23, 2017 ATLANTA — A new inland port opening next year will take 50,000 trucks off the road in Atlanta annually, according to the state Port Authority. The port is expected to shift […]

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CANDOR TO CREATE 675 JOBS, INVEST $39 MILLION IN ROME

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From the Georgia Department of Economic Development ATLANTA – October 19, 2017 –The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Candor, a healthcare coverage marketplace specializing in pairing consumers with top health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, the company plans to invest $39 million into the local […]

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Northwest Georgia Kicks Off the High Demand Career Initiative!

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The State of Georgia recently awarded the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Board (NWGWDB) with a grant from the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) to develop a sector partnership strategy for the region.  Building upon the work for the region’s Advanced Manufacturing Strategy in 2014, the sector partnership working group will focus on meeting the talent […]

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Floor360 Partners Gear Up for National Manufacturing Day!

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National Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6th, and Floor360 partners are gearing up to host “MFG Day” events in Northwest Georgia! On Thursday, October 5th, the Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy (NWGCCA), Shaw Industries, and Sumo Robot League (a Georgia Tech student-formed non-profit company) are partnering to host a robotics competition for high school students. […]

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Engineered Floors to buy ‘substantially all’ of Beaulieu Group’s operating assets

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From Dalton Daily Citizen With Wednesday morning’s announcement of Engineered Floors’ plans to buy “substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu Group LLC,” an industry insider said that in less than a decade Engineered Floors has entrenched itself clearly in the “big three.” Ken Ryan, senior editor with Floor Covering News, said while Shaw Industries […]