Program at ACTC to benefit Braidy

Published 8:11 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

Anyone interested in working at the future Braidy Industries rolling aluminum mill plant in Greenup County can sign up for informational sessions at Ashland Community and Technical College.

ACTC has partnered with Braidy Industries to create Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) program, a two-year associate degree program to train workers. The classes will begin in the fall.

The information sessions begin next week, with one at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, one at noon on Thursday and one at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.

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The session will include the opportunity to apply to ACTC, learn more about the AIT program, meet representatives from other ACTC programs, speak with representatives from financial aid, and schedule placement testing. Applicants are required to RSVP at

The sessions will be held in the Rocky Adkins Pavilion at the Technology Drive Campus, located on the Industrial Parkway, near the future site of the rolling aluminum mill.

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Prior to the session, people can complete an online admissions application. When completing the application, select Associate in Applied Science, General Occupational Technical Studies as the program of study.

ACTC requires all final, official high school and former college transcripts be submitted prior to enrollment. If you would like to submit transcripts at the informational sessions, they must be delivered in an envelope that has been sealed by the high school or former college. Transcripts that have been opened will not be accepted as official.

Braidy Industries has said the mill would employ around 1,000 individuals in the construction of the site and around 550 full-time employees after completion, with an average salary of  $38 an hour.

Construction is expected to start this year and hopes to begin production in 2020.

The $1.3 billion plant will produce milled aluminum for use in the automotive, airline, and defense industries. The company hopes to begin construction in the first quarter of next year.

The company says it will be able to produce offer a broad array of aluminum roll and sheet, including 200,000 tons of series 6000 auto body sheet, 100,000 tons of series 5000 sheet and 70,000 tons of series 7000 aerospace plate annually.