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NSU to take part in advanced manufacturing program


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will participate in two upcoming events to promote the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) GeauxFAME program, a partnership between NSU, Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Natchitoches Community Alliance. 

The AMT GeauxFAME program is a hands-on learning program that allows students to take classes and work part-time in a sponsoring manufacturing facility. Upon completion, the students hold an associate degree from Northwestern State and have the option of continuing on towards earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.

CLTCC will host an Achievement Ceremony for the inaugural class of 2019 who completed the AMT Geaux FAME program.  The students began the program in Fall 2017 and completed the program by attending classes full-time two days per week and paid work experience at their sponsoring manufacturing facility three days per week.  The program is structured so that students learn manufacturing principles and develop productive work behaviors and self-development skills.


The Achievement Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at the CLTCC Natchitoches campus, 6587 Hwy. 1 Bypass.

To recognize incoming AMT students, CLTCC will host an event in which candidates officially sign commitments to be part of Cohort 3 of the AMT program.  The signing program will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.

The AMT GeauxFAME program supported by the Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation and is made possible through agreements with sponsoring manufacturers AFCO Industries, Alliance Compressors, RoyOMartin, Pilgrims, Boise Cascade, Stella-Jones and Weyerhaeuser. 

More information is available at https://nca-la.com/workforce-ready/amt

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