NBC highlights manufacturing classes

Joe Snyder takes a night class at Gateway Community and Technical College‘s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Kentucky, while building machine tools as an intern at Cincinnati MAG. He’ll be featured on tonight’s NBC News in a segment hosted by Tom Brokaw on the skills needed for 21st-century manufacturing jobs.

“People with the right skills can still find high-paying jobs in manufacturing in this area,” said Gateway President Ed Hughes. “The number of manufacturing jobs in the region increased 5 percent in 2010, compared to 2009, and at least seven manufacturing firms announced expansions or new facilities in Northern Kentucky last year.”