MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will hold Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day Wednesday, October 26, on the Shoals campus from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The open house networking event will offer opportunity for the community to explore the manufacturing careers possible through NW-SCC.

“Events like these are great for us to help students see the partnership and connection between the college and our local workforce,” stated NW-SCC President Dr. Jeff Goodwin. “We have to continue to educate and promote the remarkable manufacturing careers that are available to our students right here in Northwest Alabama.”

NW-SCC Metallica Scholars student provides electrical demonstration during the 2021 Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day event on the Shoals campus.

Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to promote manufacturing careers with events held throughout the month. NW-SCC will provide an opportunity for college students, high school students, and the general public to experience and learn more about eight manufacturing careers: Auto Service, Carpentry, Design Engineering, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Industrial Maintenance, Machining, and Welding.

Each NW-SCC program’s open house will be joined by local business and industry representatives in the area. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our current students and prospective students to network with our local business and industry,” said NW-SCC Dean of Workforce Development, Institutional Effectiveness, and Advancement John McIntosh. “Our business and industry partners have been incredible supporters of our individual programs and the College. The relationship we have with them helps us to know their needs.”

NW-SCC was one of the schools chosen for the 2022-2023 Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by legendary rock band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. This program supports NW-SCC students in advanced manufacturing and construction majors. Metallica Scholars Initiative students will serve as tour guides for the event.

Each of the above listed career technical programs will offer their open house in their program’s building. For more information about the Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day, please contact Allison Mefford at


About Northwest-Shoals Community College:
Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to over 4,000 students. NW-SCC 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 NW-SCC, visit