Claim Your FAME

Essity human resource manager, Bryan Dyar, left, talks with students at the NWSCC FAME networking open house last week.  Courtesy photo

MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College’s FAME Program hosted the first of three Discover Your Claim to FAME open house networking events last week on the NW-SCC Muscle Shoals campus. High school seniors and counselors from schools in Colbert, Franklin, and Winston counties had an opportunity to hear from NW-SCC and FAME Shoals Chapter businesses, learn more about the FAME apprenticeship program, industrial maintenance, and advanced manufacturing.

Representatives from FLEXCO, Freightcar America, Pilgrim’s Pride, Mid-South Central Extrusion Die Company, Constellium, Essity, and North American Lighting were present.

The Alabama FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at NW-SCC 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 $33,50, which may cover all a student’s education expenses with careful planning.