Machine Tool

In April 2008, the Northwest-Shoals Community College Machine Shop/CNC Technology program was awarded approximately a two million dollar Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) grant by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The CBJT grant was awarded to NW-SCC to enhance and expand the existing Machine Shop/CNC program to better train students for employment in the Advanced Machine Shop/CNC Technology industry. The original Machine Shop facility was opened in the 1960s. The latest upgrade providing Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) was in the mid 1980s. NW-SCC is taking advantage of this partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor by developing an innovative technology center providing the latest cutting-edge equipment, training labs and highly skilled faculty.

The Advanced Machine Shop/CNC Technology Center (AMTC) staff is currently reviewing renovation plans, purchasing equipment, as well as building substantial business and industry relationships that donate time and services in advising, training and research to build a state-of-the-art facility.

In addition, thanks to the partnership between USDOL/ETA and NW-SCC, funds are now available to offer scholarships for students interested in an Associates of Technology (AOT) or, Career Certificate in Machine Shop/CNC Technology.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is to prepare students as well as  incumbent workers through participation in classroom and lab activities for entry level or advanced employment which meets the needs of the manufacturing industries throughout the region.


U. S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Community-Based Job Training Grant

This product is funded by a grant awarded to Northwest-Shoals Community College under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration.  This information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor.  This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it and is intended for individual organizational, non-commercial use only.