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WEBINAR: Recruiting Girls for STEM Pathways

There are numerous strategy resources and success stories which work for recruiting girls to STEM programs, yet overall recruitment numbers for girls in STEM subjects and careers still lag behind the interest and enrollment boys show for STEM programs. This FLATE webinar looks at "what works" from the unique perspective of teachers in the field at progressive levels of education: Elementary, Middle, High School, and College programs and outcomes.

DATE: May 27, 2015

TIME: 3:00 PM Eastern

Click HERE for more information and steps to register 


2015-16 AAMA-Dr. Bernard J. Schroer Scholarship Recipients 

After careful deliberation, the AAMA Scholarship Committee has selected 10 students to receive the AAMA scholarship. The AAMA scholarship is available for up to 12 students from CARCAM partner Colleges per year, each student must meet several areas of critera in ordered for their application to proceed to the Scholarship Committee. A total of $15,000 worth of scholarships were awarded for the 2015-16 academic year. Congratulations to all of the recipients! 

2015-16 Recipients

  • Bradley Adams - CACC
  • Matthew Clark - CACC
  • Kaleb Clark - GSCC
  • Kaytlyn Naugher - GSCC
  • Jordan Pruitt - GSCC
  • Colin Wells -LSCC
  • John Pierce - TSTC
  • James Segers - TSTC
  • Mason Thompson - TSTC
  • Scott Bartlett - WSCC(Hanceville)


2015 Annual National Visiting Commitee Meeting

 CARCAM held its annual NSF National Visiting Committee (NVC) Meeting on April 30, 2015 at the Research Technology Park in Tanner, AL. We had 47 attendees comprised of educators from across the state and automotive industry representatives who play an active role in shaping Alabama's education system. 

Thank you to all the committee members and industry partners who traveled from across the state and nation to participate in CARCAM's mission to develop high-skilled technicians and provide resources for education and industry. The meeting was very informative and insightful with dynamic discussions and we look forward to exploring ideas for focused expansion on new statewide initiatives to further CARCAM's impact.


 SkillsUSA Competition 2015

Over 3,200 students gathered this year for the SkillsUSA Competition held at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL on April 24-25, 2015. CARCAM had three partner colleges with eleven students total win metals in this years competition. For a full list of winners and more information on SkillsUSA, please visit the Student Section.


CARCAM Partner Colleges



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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