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CARCAM AND AMTEC SHARE COMMON EDUCATIONAL GOALS

CARCAM (Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing) is an established regional center for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address advanced manufacturing needs, in particular automotive manufacturing technology within our region. The CARCAM Center and staff are proud to announce that we are partnering with another NSF grant initiative, located in Kentucky, for automotive manufacturing education entitled AMTEC National Center for Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing.

CARCAM Center Director/PI, Beverly Hilderbrand, is a Senior Team Member with the AMTEC grant and will be providing support and coordinating collaborative events within the southern automotive corridor for educational and professional development projects with AMTEC. The CARCAM Center is located at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Alabama.

See news release below:

KCTCS AWARDED GRANT FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Versailles, Ky. (August 26, 2009) – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is proud to announce it is the recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to strengthen the competency and global competitiveness of the automotive manufacturing workforce.

The grant project is entitled “AMTEC National Center for Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing.” The Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) is a multi-college, multi-state collaborative of community and technical colleges, and automotive manufacturers and their suppliers (25 community colleges and 21 corporate automotive companies) across the United States working together to improve the initial and ongoing preparation of highly skilled technicians and manufacturing engineers for successful work in automobile manufacturing.

“It is higher education and industry working together for an American auto industry that will continue to compete successfully in the future global marketplace,” said Principal Investigator Ms. Parker.

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