FAME student participates in the 2020 FAME drive-through Signing Day

Event: Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host the 2021-2022 Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, July 29, at 8:00 a.m. Each student will be sponsored by local business and industry.

Who: The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) class will consist of 18 students selected by the following companies:

  • Constellium – sponsoring four students
  • Essity – sponsoring two students
  • Forsythe and Long Engineering – sponsoring one student
  • G and G Steel – sponsoring two students
  • Jack Daniel’s Cooperage – sponsoring one student
  • Kith Kitchens – sponsoring one student
  • McVantage – sponsoring two students
  • North American Lighting – sponsoring four students
  • Southwire – sponsoring one student

What: Currently, the 2020-2021 Alabama FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at NWSCC has 13 students. The new class will bring the two-year program’s capacity to 31. NWSCC has formed FAME partnerships with 17 local businesses.

The FAME program 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. FAME Students earn a competitive wage while attending college and gain work experience. The first FAME class graduated from NWSCC in May 2021 with 100% job placement.

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021; 8:00 a.m.

Where: Gym, NWSCC Shoals campus; 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661