Employers across South Carolina have expressed difficulties in accessing a steady pipeline of highly trained workers, and Georgetown, SC employers project over 240 jobs will be needed in welding, mechatronics, machine tool and robotics over the next two to five years.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new Georgetown Center for Advanced Manufacturing is projected to support more than $14 million in new capital investment in the community over the next five years.
The new 30,000 square foot facility will be home to advanced welding technologies, machine tool technology and the mechatronics technology programs. Students in the mechatronics program will learn the fundamental skills in electronics, mechanical and fluid power, and automated controls commonly found in the manufacturing industry. Graduates of this associate degree program will be able to perform a systemic analysis and troubleshoot equipment and machinery utilized in the industry.