Georgia Centers of Innovation Manufacturing

The Center of Innovation for Manufacturing helps Georgia manufacturers tap new markets and accelerate their products for development through providing technical expertise, cutting-edge research connections, and strategic partnerships. Located within the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, the Center is surrounded by manufacturing problem solvers who are ready to help your business achieve optimal results. The Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing can accelerate innovation and boost your business’ competitive advantage.
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Textron Partners with Richmond County Schools in Cooperative Education Program


As manufacturing companies continue to face the challenges of an aging workforce, educators across the state are encouraging students to pursue careers in this growing industry.  A leading global manufacturer, Textron Specialized Vehicles and Richmond County Schools are tackling these issues head on.

Textron Specialized Vehicles, manufacturer of golf carts, utility vehicles, and personal transportation vehicles, recently partnered with Richmond County Schools to offer a cooperative education program for students interested in manufacturing careers.

The Reaching Potential through Manufacturing (RPM) program combines classroom instruction and a four-hour shift at Textron’s Augusta facilities.



The program offers at-risk students at all Richmond County High Schools a second chance to earn a High School diploma, wages and learn valuable work experience that can be used throughout the course of their careers.

RPM is scheduled to begin this August with an inaugural class of 75 students.


Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Feb. 18 that Textron will open a new manufacturing facility in Augusta to supplement its existing headquarters and industrial operations. This expansion will create up to 400 jobs and represents a capital investment of more than $40 million in the local community.


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