Ribbon Cutting for VECTR Center AI-Enhanced Robotic Manufacturing Studio Coming April 17th

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center will officially cut the ribbon in celebration of the opening of its AI-Enhanced Robotic Manufacturing Studio on April 17, 2024, at 10:30 a.m.  

The event, which features a brief program, tour of the studio, and light refreshments, will take place at the Georgia VECTR Center located at 1001 Armed Forced Boulevard in Warner Robins.  

The state-of-the-art studio serves as home to the AI-Enhanced Robotic Manufacturing training program, which prepares students for careers in advanced manufacturing facilities and work with intelligent machinery. The program springboards students into careers in the emerging area of industrial systems and manufacturing, with regional and statewide demand among manufacturers. 

The AI-Enhanced Robotic program is part of the Georgia Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing (Georgia AIM) Coalition which is a statewide initiative led by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) that combines artificial intelligence and manufacturing innovations with transformational workforce development and outreach programs. The program’s goal is to serve as a national model for how to accelerate the transition to automation in manufacturing while diversifying the next generation of AI leadership.   

The inaugural cohort of students for the program began in October 2023 and completed the short-term certificate program in February. With interest surging among students and employers, CGTC has enrolled a second cohort of students for spring semester to continue to connect industry with qualified graduates trained in the latest technology in support of the local workforce pipeline.  

Community leaders, industry partners, and College leadership will be on hand to cut the ribbon and celebrate the milestones achieved through this grant opportunity. 

Media members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting event and are encouraged to communicate their attendance with CGTC’s director of Marketing, Public Relations, and International Outreach JoBen Rivera-Thompson.