By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – In January 2021, Central Arizona College, in partnership with The State of Arizona, Pinal County, and City of Casa Grande officially opened Drive48, a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training center located at the College’s Signal Peak Campus (8470 North Overfield Road, Building R, Coolidge, AZ.)
Community members are invited to attend an open house and tour the Drive48 facility on Monday, July 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Drive48 features cutting-edge robots and multiple hands-on training rooms where technicians will train for jobs in automotive and advanced manufacturing. The main training room features a large open area with multiple assembly robots used for training technicians in programming, maintenance, problem solving, troubleshooting, safety, general system requirements and more. The 13,000 square foot facility can train upwards of 100 students at any given time.
New Lucid Motors hires receive instruction on Lucid Manufacturing and Logistics topics including the Lucid Production System, Lean Manufacturing principles, and Environmental Health & Safety topics. In addition, new team members receive additional “shop-specific,” hands-on “DOJO” training.
Since the opening of Drive48, over 400 new hires have been trained in the facility.
For more than 50 years, Central Arizona College has been serving and educating the diverse communities of Pinal County. With five campuses and two centers located strategically throughout the county, CAC provides accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities for those of all ages.