MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) hosted a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Signing Day this morning (7/14) in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals Campus as 26 students were sponsored by 10 local companies.
The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at NWSCC is a pathway to a challenging and well-paying career as a multi-skilled technician. Students will attend classes two full days per week (16-20 hours per week) while working three full days a week (24+ contact hours) with a sponsoring company. Over two years, students can earn as much as $33,500, which with planning can cover all of a student’s education expenses.
“It is so exciting to see the growth in support from our industry partners of Northwest-Shoals and our students,” stated NWSCC President Dr. Jeff Goodwin. “The partnership we have formed with all 22 companies through the FAME program will benefit our students, their companies, and our community.” The FAME program at NWSCC currently has a total of 37 students in the program.
Each student participated in selection interviews and were matched with a sponsoring company. Students were then notified and began the pre-employment process with each of the respective companies. The 2022-2023 FAME class are currently working with their sponsoring companies and will begin fall semester classes on August 18.
The 2022-2023 FAME Program signees were:
|Asa Lance Belew||Lexington||Constellium|
|Mason Jeremiah Buerhaus||Florence||Constellium|
|James Matthew Hill||Tuscumbia||Constellium|
|Bobby Lance Hodge||Moulton||Constellium|
|Samuel Frederick Hood||Killen||Constellium|
|Nicholas Carden Lyons||Florence||Constellium|
|Trenton Dillard Nay||Hazel Green||Constellium|
|Ryan Daniel Pate||Muscle Shoals||Constellium|
|Austen Tyler Stafford||Hatton||Constellium|
|Jacob Allan Walker||Florence||Constellium|
|Steven Wayne Wethington||Lynn||Constellium|
|Ethan Cole Haraway||Rogersville||Control Southern|
|Andrew William Jeffers||Lexington||Essity|
|Hunter William Nash||Lexington||Essity|
|Hunter Chadwick Rickman||Muscle Shoals||Flexco|
|Tyler Joe Sherwood||Decatur||Flexco|
|Juan Avian Blalock||Florence||Forsythe & Long|
|Trace Michael Richard||Moulton||Jack Daniel Cooperage|
|Alex Trenten Jarnigan||Belgreen||Kontoor|
|Nicolas Matthew Thompson||Muscle Shoals||McVantage|
|Axel Jag Bailey||Lexington||North American Lighting|
|Matthew Chase Dooley||Florence||North American Lighting|
|Devin Lamar Neloms||Leighton||North American Lighting|
|Ryan Andrew Mills||Tuscumbia||Tarkett|
|Landon Gregory Pigg||Collinwood, Tenn.||Tarkett|
The FAME program began in Kentucky in 2009 with Toyota as one of the main initial industry sponsors. The NWSCC program, one of four in the state, is in its second year.
About Northwest Shoals Community College:
Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to almost 3,400 students. NWSCC has campuses in Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell, Ala. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.