NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Future of Greenville Tech Part 1: Enterprise Campus
In just 50 years since the college opened in 1962, Greenville Technical College has gone from an idea to a nationally respected institution; from one building to four campuses; and from 280 students to more than 35,000 enrolled in curriculum and continuing education. But even as Greenville Tech marks this anniversary and proudly looks back, the college is very much focused on the future.
The Upstate has a diverse and expanding manufacturing base, and to keep up with the demand for skilled workers and the challenges of next-generation manufacturing, the college is launching an "Enterprise Campus." Still in the early planning stage, this high-tech environment will promote economic development and create jobs by integrating technology, business and educational resources with manufacturing.
- Drive innovation by providing a low cost/low risk production environment for manufacturers to bring ideas to life, develop solutions and test new products
- Attract employers and start-ups with flexible office and production space to effectively test new hires for competencies and train their workforce without lost time on the plant floor
- Build the manufacturing workforce pipeline by attracting young people to high-tech careers through innovative educational opportunities
- Effectively train students to become highly skilled workers with high-tech equipment, labs and interactive classrooms
- Offer showrooms and exhibit space, including virtual tours showing the new generation of workers the high-quality career opportunities available in advanced manufacturing
The Enterprise Campus will make a significant statement to the world that we are committed to a high-quality workforce and will help our area achieve even more robust growth in the future.