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Trenholm State Awarded Appalachian Regional Commission Grant




 Reducing the unemployment rate in Macon County is the goal of a $2.1 million project that will provide opportunities for residents to train for jobs in the automotive sector.  

Sam Munnerlyn, President of Trenholm State Community College in Montgomery, said the college has worked with Macon County officials in the past, and Trenholm officials wanted to make a difference there.  “We’ve been doing a lot of work in Macon County already with the Macon County School System and (Superintendent) Dr. (Jacqueline) Brooks, so we’re very familiar with it,” Munnerlyn said. “As an extension of this, we decided to get involved in writing a grant to try and help bring some jobs to Macon County.”

The college received a two-year grant through the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, according to Munnerlyn.

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2015 NSF/ATE Principal Investigators Conference

CARCAM faculty and staff recently had the privilege of participating in the 22nd Annual National ATE Principal Investigators Conference held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Over 850 leaders representing community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, four-year universities, and research & development centers were in attendance discussing critical issues related to advanced technology educations.

Several dynamic and informative panels, sessions, and roundtable discussions were held at the conference to highlight current STEM issues across the nation. The STEM Guitar Project, based at a community college in California, was highlighted at the conference as an exciting way to get students involved in STEM programs. Now in its eighth year, the program has impacted thousands of students who are able to utilize math and problem solving skills to build their own guitar in the classroom. This is used as an excellent way to develop hands-on learning as well as implementing Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core principles that carry over into STEM related careers.

For more info on the conference and other highlighted programs check out the ATE-Central website


Made in the South: 2015 Southern Automotive Conference

 Left to Right: Joe Hendrix, Mavon Copeland, and Kevin Smith

CARCAM joined over 1,000 industry leaders and educators gathered in Nashville, TN on Oct. 18-20 from across the Southeast to discuss the fastest growing automotive manufacturing sector in the country at the 2015 Southern Automotive Conference, hosted by the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association. 

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Local High School Students Take Plant Tour of KTH Leesburg.

29 local Etowah County high school students recently had the opportunity to tour the KTH Leesburg Products, LLC in Leesburg, AL. CARCAM and Career Technical Services partnered together to offer the tour to local high school students that show a strong interest in manufacturing, maintenance and technical careers. After the tour the students had an opportunity to have a Q&A session with Gene Cleveland, the Assistant VP for Administration, over a pizza lunch provided by KTH to discuss opportunities upon graduation from high school or college. 

CARCAM would like to thank KTH Leesburg for the extensive effort put forth for a successful trip!


 Jeff State Secures Robots for Manufacturing Program

 Dave Felton, right, instructs students on how to operate the robotics

Students in St. Clair County can now learn manufacturing technology while using the newest industrial robots available.

“Industrial robots are now a mainstay in advanced manufacturing and it is crucial that our graduates have a good technical foundation in understanding how to operate, program and service these robots,” said David Felton,  Jefferson State manufacturing and technology coordinator.

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 New Robots Installed at Jefferson State's Technology Center


Program Exposes Students to Technology Job
CARCAM and Gadsden State Community College  hosted two events for National Manufacturing Day in October.

The event was held Oct. 6th on the Ayers Campus and was followed by the second event on Oct. 7th at the Bevill Center of the East Broad Campus.

Students from local high school career technical education programs traveled to tour the Alabama Robotics Technology Park’s mobile lab and Gadsden State’s state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing labs.

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 Congratulations Jefferson State Community College!

  Congrats to JSCC for recently being awarded the NSF funded ATE Grant "Advancing Education in Production Technology". With the funding from this grant, JSCC can further its reach in educating students in the latest production technology materials and prepare them for a career in manufacturing!





CARCAM Mission: 

CARCAM responds to rapid advanced manufacturing sector growth by establishing and implementing innovative methods to develop a highly-skilled, diverse technical workforce and provide state-of-the-art professional development.

Who Are We?
The CARCAM consortium is one of 36 regional National Science Foundation ATE Center’s. We are educating today’s workforce in cutting–edge technology. Our curriculum is specifically designed and developed with input from business and industry and implemented in today’s highly advanced technical manufacturing industry. 

CARCAM Colleges offer students the opportunity to learn advanced technology skills that drive the regional economy.



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