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By Kathryn Robinson

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) — Back to school is the first step for more than 100 people to go back to work.

This is the first week of classes for the men and women looking for a job at Braidy Industries, the billion-dollar development in Greenup and Boyd counties.

The Advanced Integrated Technology program at Ashland Community and Technical College was designed specifically for Braidy.

Program Coordinator Michael Tackett says it covers a broad range of technical skills.

“The students are coming in, they’re going to learn about hydraulics, nuematics, electrical, motor controls, programmable logic controllers, robotics,” Tackett said. “In two years they’re going to get filled with a wealth of knowledge.”

The wide spectrum of skills will allow new employees to fill a variety of roles in operations, maintenance or even administration, according to Tackett.