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South Carolina understands what drives the automotive industry. InMichelin established its first United States production facility within the Upstate. Since then, Michelin has established multiple Upstate locations, including its North American Headquarters, training facility, research center, test track and five production facilities.
On the CU-ICAR campus, the Center for Emerging Technologies CET is a 60, square foot multi-tenant facility that provides office, administrative and laboratory space for the transportation, technology and energy sectors.
In the CET, emerging or established companies are able to expand and develop technologies that complement the research of Clemson faculty and students. The center is deed to complete the technology chain from laboratory to the consumer, and also offers international companies a launching pad for U. Want to experience more? The International Transportation Innovation Center iTiC develops premier technology testbeds to support all forms of mobility innovations, including zero-emission, automated and connected vehicles and systems.
South Carolina has a strong technical training and workforce development system. To support the growing demand for engineering expertise, CU-ICAR is graduating technical leaders possessing the critical thinking, technical skills, and creativity necessary to handle ever-increasing product complexity in a global environment.
Upstate South Carolina is home to four technical colleges focused on serving the needs of local business and industry. The technical college system in the Upstate offers multiple automotive related degrees and certificates, including:.
The Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI is a collaboration between a leading research university, an innovative technical college and manufacturers to create a center that enhances the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies. The primary goal for CMI is to increase the of skilled workers to close the skills gap in manufacturing by offering curriculum deed to meet industry needs.
CMI features the first of its kind manufacturing honors college as well as incubation space for start-ups.
The 4,square-foot center has a full vehicle assembly line, ing lab, sub-assembly lab, embedded devices lab, collaborative robotics center and autonomous factory vehicles.