The Northland Workforce Training Center is officially up and running.
It welcomed the first crop of students Monday morning. Students will learn skills for jobs in advanced manufacturing and energy.
The center is part of a $120 million investment on Buffalo's east side.
Center President and CEO Stephen Tucker said the skills taught at Northland are in high demand. “We're projecting the need to fill 20,000 jobs in the next 10 years due to retirement. Both the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors have an aging workforce and a nonexistent pipeline," he added.
Tucker said jobs in those fields start at around $45,000 a year.
Another semester is set to begin in January.