Spartanburg Community College Makes Workforce Connections
Through the school’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies, Spartanburg Community College is connecting students, machine shops, and cutting-edge curriculum to address the skills gap and changes in the workforce. CAMIT students are preparing for careers in manufacturing as machinists, CNC programmers, welders, and more.
Graduates of the program earn an associate degree and certification from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This additional certification is a requirement for graduation. The job placement for graduates is around 95%, with more jobs than graduates in recent years.
Program Director Garrett Brown shares, “For the past few years, we’ve had more job opportunities for our students than we’ve had students. I think the tool industry in general needs to stop being such a secret. Kids never learn from their guidance counselors about going to a technical college for a trade, but you can make a very honest living in a trade.”
You can learn more about the way Spartanburg is connecting students with the education to fill jobs in the manufacturing community. Visit Teched Magazine to read the article, Spartanburg College Caters to a Changing Workforce, for details.