JUNE 13, 2024 – MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) hosted a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Signing Day this morning (6/13) in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals Campus as 24 students were sponsored by 10 local companies.

NWSCC FAME  program signs 24 students to 10 sponsoring companies
NWSCC FAME program signs 24 students to 10 sponsoring companies in the 2024 class

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.

“With the help of our industry partners the FAME program is making a tremendous impact on the lives of our students,” said John McIntosh, Dean of Workforce Development, Institutional Effectiveness & Advancement. “This is truly a local workforce led program and our students along with the community are reaping the benefits.” The NWSCC FAME program currently has 43 students in the program.

Each student participated in selection interviews and was matched with a sponsoring company. Students were then notified and began the pre-employment process with each of the respective companies. The 2024-2025 FAME class are currently working with their sponsoring companies and will begin fall semester classes on August 15.

The 2024-2025 FAME Program signees are:

StudentHometownSponsoring Company
Kyler Wyatt MastersonTown CreekAlabama Cooperage
Noah Christopher AdayFlorenceConstellium
Jackson Norman CollinsMuscle ShoalsConstellium
Hunter Lee FishFlorenceConstellium
Alexander Brayden Haddock-ThomasTuscumbiaConstellium
Joseph Francis JonesJackson, Tenn.Constellium
Andrew Robert OliveFlorenceConstellium
Sergio TorresMuscle ShoalsConstellium
Edwin Alfredo VelaRussellvilleConstellium
Richard Tilmon BakerPhil CampbellEssity
William Hunter SpearsRussellvilleEssity
Tyler Samuel JarrettFlorenceFlexco
Jarrett Austin ColeHaleyvilleG&G Steel
Terrell Ross RickardTuscumbiaLinamar
Jaxon Wayne CampbellSheffieldNorth American Lighting
Christopher Marion ClarkMuscle ShoalsNorth American Lighting
Macy Gail KellerRogersvilleNorth American Lighting
Jacob Kristofer PerryMuscle ShoalsNorth American Lighting
Joseph Jean BlackFlorenceNUCOR
Nicholas Eugene KavichWaterlooSouthwire
Chandler Martin PetersFlorenceSouthwire
Taylor Marion WilsonFlorenceSouthwire
John David BelewRogersvilleTASUS
Cole Bryant HammFlorenceTASUS

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About Northwest Shoals Community College:
Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to over 4,250 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, athletic 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 https://nwscc.edu/.