Students from left, Zach Hernandez, Cameron Stewart and Tyler Newell practiced operating a MotoMan robot which uses suction to move objects at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Center in Georgetown, Ky., on Jan. 11, 2017. The new facility is home to a manufacturing program where students work three days a week at one of 17 manufacturers and take classes the other two.
Students from left, Zach Hernandez, Cameron Stewart and Tyler Newell practiced operating a MotoMan robot which uses suction to move objects at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Center in Georgetown, Ky., on Jan. 11, 2017. The new facility is home to a manufacturing program where students work three days a week at one of 17 manufacturers and take classes the other two. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
Students from left, Zach Hernandez, Cameron Stewart and Tyler Newell practiced operating a MotoMan robot which uses suction to move objects at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Center in Georgetown, Ky., on Jan. 11, 2017. The new facility is home to a manufacturing program where students work three days a week at one of 17 manufacturers and take classes the other two. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com

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