Scholars Mfg. Day Oct. 21

MUSCLE SHOALS - Northwest-Shoals Community College will host Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day from from 9am-2pm on Thursday, October 21 on the Shoals campus. The open house networking event will offer opportunity for the community to explore the manufacturing careers possible through NW-SCC. 

“Events like these are vital for the future of our college and local workforce,” stated NW-SCC Interim President Dr. Chris Cox. “We have to continue to educate and promote the remarkable manufacturing careers that are available to our students right here in Northwest Alabama.” 

 Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to promote manufacturing careers with events held throughout the month. NW-SCC will provide an opportunity for college students, high school students, and the general public to experience and learn more about six manufacturing careers: Carpentry, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Industrial Maintenance, Machining, and Welding. 

 Each NW-SCC program’s open house will be joined by local business and industry representatives in the area. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our current students and prospective students to network with our local business and industry and see how our program ties directly into our local workforce,” said NW-SCC Associate Dean John McIntosh. “Our business and industry partners have been incredible supporters of our individual programs and the college as a whole. That relationship helps us to provide them with a well-trained workforce.” 

NW-SCC was one of nine schools chosen for the 2021-2022 Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by legendary rock band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. This program supports NW-SCC students in advanced manufacturing and construction majors. Metallica Scholars Initiative students will serve as tour guides for the event. 

Each of the above listed career technical programs will an open house in their program’s building. For more information about the Metallica Scholars Manufacturing Day, please contact Allison Mefford at