International Game Technology has donated 500-thousand dollars to Truckee Meadows Community College for a new manufacturing technology program.
Officials say manufacturing is a growing sector of northern
Nevada's economy, and the course to be offered this fall will help
provide a skilled work force.
I-G-T, the world's largest maker of slot machines and gambling
systems, is also northern Nevada's biggest manufacturer.
Officials say manufacturing is a complicated process that
requires technical and specialized training.
College administrators say the program will offer students
one-year certificates and two-year associate applied science
degrees in manufacturing.