Ashland, KY. – Fifteen students at Ashland Community and Technical College will have jobs starting at $65,000 following their May graduation.
Braidy Industries announced these 15 new positions through two of their subsidiary companies. These positions were not included in the original 600 announced spots at the aluminum mill.
Braidy Industries interviewed 60 ACTC students over the course of two and half days. These 15 jobs won’t be open for outside applications. They will only be hiring students in the program, which is under the direction of Col. Curt Carson, Braidy’s senior vice president.
These 15 students will be the first to work for Veloxint and NanoAl — two subsidiaries owned by Braidy — in Ashland. The headquarters for the companies are located in Boston.
These companies are in the business of nanocrystalline powder metallurgy, which is a unique way of producing aluminum composites.
According to Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard, three groups of five selected students will train in Boston in cycles before returning to East Park. The training time for the first group will begin in May 2020.
“We are the future of advanced manufacturing,” Bouchard said. “Ashland is going to become the home of advanced manufacturing in the United States.”
To learn more, check out this article published by The Daily Independent.