Photo: Office of Governor Matt Bevin
Governor Matt Bevin joined Eastern Kentucky workforce development representatives, elected officials, and business leaders on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the grand opening of the HAAS eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville. The new 40,000 square-foot workforce training facility will offer 16-week training programs aimed at building a skilled workforce to attract advanced manufacturing to the Commonwealth and Appalachian region. eKAMI was inititally funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Gene Haas Foundation, and has subsequently received a $2.5 million grant from the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mines and private donations. Public and private grant funding provides students with scholarships covering the $11,000 tuition and is open to any individual seeking advanced manufacturing training.