Chattanooga State designs new training classroom

I'm sure my colleague Ju-Hsin Lusk, Managing Director of Corporate Training, Workforce Development and Continuing Education has been involved with this effort.  There's certainly a lot going on in Chattanooga right now, with Volkswagen and Amazon locating there.  And we will be hosting a future NAASS Conference there in a couple of years.  From The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga State hosts Wacker pilot plant
A miniature version of Wacker's planned production plant is going up at Chattanooga State Community College as the company powers up hiring and training for its Bradley County factory.

The pilot plant, slated to open by early October, will help instruct new employees, said Erika Burk, human resources director for the factory that will make polysilicon for solar power use.

"This is Wacker's first polysilicon plant outside of Germany. The product has to be perfect," she said Tuesday at the Wacker Institute off Amnicola Highway.

Wacker has hired about 130 people so far, Burk said.

By late 2012, the plant plans to be up to 500 workers, she said. In the third quarter of 2013, the facility under construction near Charleston, Tenn., will employ up to 650, Burk said.

Last month, Wacker Chemical Chief Executive Officer Ingomar Kovar told the first 60 lead chemical operators hired by the company that the factory may reach 700 employees. He also said plant investment could exceed the announced $1.5 billion figure.

Wacker is teaming with Chattanooga State for the $5 million teaching facility. Wacker has donated $3 million for construction of the state-of-the-art pilot plant, occupying about 24,000 square feet of an existing building.


tomhry said…
Wow its a great plan and thoughts. I think it it happen after a

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