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ATE PI Conference 2016-Washington, DC-October 26th-28th


If you have an outstanding student from any CARCAM partner college program that would benefit from the ATE conference, please contact us today! 

For more information, please contact Beverly Hilderbrand, PI at



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October 11-14, 2016 - Chicago

Calhoun County Job Fair!
Thursday, October 20, on the Huntsville Campus
Space is limited, and registration is required by October 6. Register online today at
At Calhoun Community College, we prepare our students for competitive careers, and our goal is that our graduates earn the credentials that match or exceed industry expectations and are prepared to be a productive employee for you. On behalf of the Career Services department, I would like to thank you for choosing to conduct business in the Tennessee Valley and for partnering with Calhoun. The wide array of opportunities in our area makes North Alabama an attractive place to live and work.
Do not miss this opportunity!

Jeff State Students to Benefit from WKW Automotive Partnership


A new partnership between WKW Automotive and Jefferson State Community College will provide local students with financial assistance for tuition and books, a paid internship, and a career opportunity this fall.


The partnership will provide 12 Jefferson State manufacturing students an opportunity for a paid 24-hour-a-week internship at WKW Erbsloeh in Pell City. Students will work as an advanced machine operator apprentice while taking classes toward an associate in applied science degree. Classes start in the fall 2016 semester and are within Jefferson State’s manufacturing and technology degree option.


“As WKW grows and expands its business with automotive OEM’s, we’re excited to offer an opportunity for talented individuals to build a future together with us and Jefferson State in the form of an apprenticeship,” said WKW Automotive President Todd Green. “This is a new endeavor and WKW is eager to embark on this journey with Jefferson State.”

 For more information and program requirements, go to or call (205) 856-8517.








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Your students will have an opportunity to explore exciting career paths at this year’s West Alabama Worlds of Work (WOW) event. WOW will present real-world simulations of available career options. Each hands-on exhibit will be presented by top employers in our region. By attending WOW, students will learn how to begin building a meaningful career at the beginning of high school.

WOW will be held Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14 at Shelton State Community College's Martin Campus. On October 13 from 3-7 p.m., high school students are invited to attend with a parent or guardian.

CAAT Webinars

The CAAT provides FREE educational webinars on a variety of topics related to training current and future automotive professionals in advanced automotive technology.

Upcoming Webinars

 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles:

The Other Electric Vehicle

August 23, 2016 / 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.



The National Science Foundation recently awarded LBW Community College of an “Educating Technicians in Energy Efficiency” grant of $199,899 to better prepare future technicians.

The primary goal of the project is to meet emerging needs for increased energy efficiency by improving the quality of technician education in industrial electronics and diesel and heavy equipment mechanics.

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ATE Central

ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of CARCAM and all other Advanced Technology Education (ATE) projects and centers.  These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators that teach them. 

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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 42 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. 


With the skills learned at CARCAM colleges, Students are ready for today's top manufacturing technology careers.



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