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Local Fab Lab

Rutherford County: Create a regional industrial training complex integrating local workshop and learning spaces (e.g. FabLab) into local secondary school curriculum. Community partners sharing resources can provide spaces for students and current workers to learn and apply skills utilized in new and advanced manufacturing: digital design, prototyping, 3-D printing, laser cutting, and computer numerical control machinery (CNC).

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