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Gaston College breaks ground on Fiber Innovation Center

Gaston College breaks ground on Fiber Innovation Center

The FIC will be a world-class, state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the textile industry’s growing needs.  A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, celebrated the start of construction of the Fiber Innovation Center, an expansion of the Gaston College Kimbrell Campus and its Textile Technology Center. The campus is located on Wilkinson Boulevard in Belmont, […]

Gaston College is developing a World-Class Fiber Innovation Center

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners and Gaston College are working in partnership to transfer $5.3 million in funding to the college for the addition of a new Fiber Innovation Center on the College’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont.   The new Fiber Innovation Center (FIC) will be a facility expansion of the Kimbrell Campus and […]

Gaston College Textile Technology Center signs Tyler Medlin as its first Apprenticeship 321 participant

The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College’s Kimbrell Campus has signed its first apprentice through the Apprenticeship 321 program. J. Tyler Medlin was introduced as a program participant at an Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing ceremony held virtually on September 14, 2020.  “Tyler started out as a contract helper here after he graduated from high […]

Jasmine Cox will serve on the advisory board of textiles division of Industrial Fabrics Association International

Jasmine Cox, Process Coordinator for Testing at the Gaston College Textile Technology Center, has been selected to serve a three-year term as a Director on the Advisory Board for the Advanced Textiles Products division of Industrial Fabrics Association International. IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association comprising member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. In […]

Gaston College Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing Ceremonies

The Gaston College Apprenticeship 321 program held ceremonies to honor its graduates and new apprentices in September. The ceremonies took place virtually, with participants joining the events via Zoom. The Apprenticeship 321 Graduation and Signing Ceremony for Advanced Manufacturing was on Monday, September 14. Two students graduated and received Journeyworker Certificates, eight students signed as […]

Gaston College Hosting Virtual Open House on October 20, 2020

Gaston College will host a virtual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. This interactive event is a great way for high school and other prospective students to learn more about the outstanding programs, resources, and services available at the College. “This event is for anyone seeking the next step […]

New innovative partnership to manufacture medical supplies locally

N.C. legislature provides over $14 million in funding A new and innovative partnership to provide better products for the medical community and potentially create new small business opportunities is underway.   Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center is partnering with the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) at Catawba Valley Community College, the City of Conover, Gaston County, and the […]