Officials at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) are pleased to announce that the college has just been added to the M-List by the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, DC. NACC becomes the Institute’s newest member to be so designated and is the only institution in Alabama to have achieved this designation.
Katherine McClelland, Director of Education & Workforce Initiatives of the Manufacturing Institute, stated, “Congratulations! Northeast Alabama Community College has been approved to become a member of the M-List. The M-List distinguishes quality manufacturing education and training programs that are a preferred source of talent for manufacturing employers. We are excited to welcome Northeast Alabama Community College to the M-List and to showcase your school as a leader in manufacturing education.”
“The level of quality that this designation demonstrates is what we aspire to here at Northeast,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “We devote our resources to this type of accomplishment. This honor certainly demonstrates the great work that our Career Tech Instructors and Workforce Development Division does to achieve these high standards. I commend them all for this work.”
NACC offers credit program pathways through the Workforce Development Division. The Manufacturing Institute’s M-List designation is an acknowledgement of Northeast’s outstanding programs of study in Drafting & Design, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Electronics, Machine Tool Technology, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Welding. Enrolled students are eligible to receive certifications from ACT, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), and the American Welding Society (AWS), while receiving college credit.
According to Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development at NACC, the college has developed career pathways that include industry-recognized credentials, short-term certificates, certificates, the Associate in Applied Science degree, and required work experiences. “We want our students to have every possible advantage in the job market,” said Kennamer.
The M-List recognizes high schools, community colleges and universities that are teaching manufacturing students to industry standards. Specifically, these institutions offer students the opportunity to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs.
Companies and schools interested in joining the Manufacturing Institute’s effort or learning more can visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Skills-Certification/Educator-Resources/M-List/M-List.aspx.
The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.
NACC’s mission is to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for the people of Alabama. NACC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associates degree.
For more information about Northeast and Workforce Development, go to www.nacc.edu or download the college’s free App from the Apple App Store or by going to www.naccmobile.com. Fall semester registration is going on now. Contact the Admissions Office at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2222.