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In November, GE Aviation held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new composites plant in Asheville. A-B Tech is building a 5,000 square foot training center for GE Aviation on the Asheville campus. Through the state’s customized training program, A-B Tech will train current and prospective GE employees. The center will provide a hands-on environment complete with state-of-the-art machinery.
Our team of professionals is dedicated to serving the businesses and industries of Buncombe and Madison counties. A-B Tech Community College is committed to providing learning opportunities to promote economic and workforce development.
Kevin Kimrey, Director, Economic and Workforce Development, brings over 28 years of industry training and development experience to AB Tech. He served as Customized Training Services Director for Surry Community College in Dobson, NC. He managed customized training projects ranging from leadership and continuous improvement, to safety and technical training and was certified as an ACT job Profiler.
James E. Lee III, Workforce Outreach Coordinator, brings to AB Tech a successful track record of developing partnerships with diverse community organizations and individuals that he began while working for the City of Asheville. James is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute and has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management. He co-hosts a weekly show on WRES 100.7 FM Radio Station to discuss the different degrees, programs and services available at AB Tech. James sits on several non-profit boards, participates in various community activities and represents the college at a variety of events.
John Erwin, Workforce Development Coordinator, brings to AB Tech’s Workforce Outreach Team nearly thirty years entrepreneurial, consulting, and personal business coaching experience. His own ventures spanned a variety of interests ranging from computer software development, to management consulting, training, and executive coaching, to real estate investment and residential construction. John is an alumni of Leadership Asheville 13.
Contact us for more information at (828) 398-7921.