The Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium supports the national development of competency-based education curriculum to meet the needs of the manufacturing industry.
Alamo Colleges was one of 13 community colleges involved in the TAACCCT federal grant. Learn more at the M-SAMC website.
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Benefits of the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium
Juan Song, M-SAMC Implementation Facilitator at Alamo Colleges, shares how the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC) is beneficial to Alamo Colleges.
Hear other participants talk about M-SAMC and The Changing College Curriculum and learn what they think is important for the transition to competency-based learning in higher education.
Learn More About Alamo Colleges Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Alamo Colleges has 5 locations to serve the Bexar County community. Learn more about the district's advanced manufacturing opportunities:
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Alamo Colleges has introduced six career pathways that lead students down a pre-defined academic path, ultimately saving them money and time. The new approach is designed to serve students better, and focuses on reducing time to graduation, thus increasing graduation rates.
As a partner of the non-profit organization Alamo Academies, Alamo Colleges is helping high school students obtain industry-approved certifications and paid internships in various fields, including Advanced Technology & Manufacturing. Alamo Academies is dedicated to closing the skills gap, so that industry can continue to thrive. Toyota, one of the industry partners involved in the program, has provided workers the technical skills needed for advanced manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting and repairing robotics.
The Manufacturing Day survey results are in, and events held around the U.S. have positively impacted the perception of the industry and its career options. Both students and educators are more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities, and both found events and activities held interesting and engaging. Check out the survey for more results.
Alamo Colleges and the City of San Antonio launched a free job training program for residents of the San Antonio Promise Zone. Promise Zones receive federal funding to help reduce poverty and expand economic and educational opportunities. One focus of the program is training young people to take the place of the aging workforce. Officials believe that participants should expect immediate job placement after completing the training. In addition, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes the efforts will entice employers to consider the San Antonio area when opening new locations. She said that an employer's greatest consideration in coming to a new city isn’t a tax abatement — it’s whether there are enough skilled workers to meet the company’s demand.
Alamo Colleges joins The Collaborative, a new partnership between community colleges and industry. A natural extension of Alamo Colleges work with M-SAMC, The Collaborative is developing course content that aligns with employer skills needs. This employer-driven process will equip prospective employees with in-demand skills in the advanced manufacturing and financial services industries.
Graduates from Alamo Colleges Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program were recently hired by Toyota. As students they had been working in the Toyota plant as part of their program. The AMT program developed by Toyota and Alamo Colleges culminates in a manufacturing degree that combines classroom instruction and hands-on experience at the Toyota facility. This program currently operates in eight states with over 100 students participating. The earning potential of an AMT degree is up to $50,000 plus benefits.
Alamo Colleges are now enrolling students in tuition-free manufacturing technician training for qualified veterans. This program, funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, prepares graduates for a career in one of three areas: welding, team assembly and machinist. The self-paced classes take from one to three months to complete and are a hybrid of online and laboratory instruction.
The training will continue through September 2015.
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Kendall County, Texas is the selected site for a new AJW Architectural Products warehouse. The new facility will employ about 120 people in manufacturing-related jobs. A second phase operations move to the area could mean additional growth.
Texas factory activity increased again in September 2014, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose markedly from 6.8 to 17.6, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in August. Labor market indicators reflected continued employment growth and longer workweeks. The September employment index posted a fourth robust reading, holding fairly steady at 10.6. Twenty-four percent of firms reported net hiring compared with 14 percent reporting net layoffs. The hours worked index rose to a five-month high of 9.5, indicating a stronger rise in hours worked than in recent months.
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*AMTEC is supported entirely by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program Grant (0903193). (AMTEC,NSF ATE DUE-0903193)