FAME student participates in the 2019 FAME Signing Day

Event: Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) drive-through Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, August 20, at 6:00 p.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 10 students 

  • Essity – sponsoring one student 

  • Flexco – sponsoring one student 

  • FreightCar America – sponsoring two students 

  • G and G Steel – sponsoring two students 

  • Jack Daniel’s Cooperage – sponsoring one student 

  • Southwire – sponsoring one student 

What: Currently, the Alabama FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at NWSCC has 14 students. The new class will bring the two-year program’s capacity to 32. 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 priceless work experience. Over two years, students can earn as much as $33,500, which with planning can cover all of a student’s education expenses. 

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020; 6:00 p.m. 

Where: Building 120,NWSCC Shoals campus; 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 

About Northwest Shoals Community College: 

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. 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