In-demand career skills programs enrolling for fall

The nationally recognized career skills programs at the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) are enrolling new students for fall term. Train close to home for an in-demand career in machining, welding or – new this year – enhanced industrial maintenance technology.

Students in all three programs can earn industry credentials, a one-year certificate and a two-year degree in applied science through MAMC’s partnership with local community and technical colleges.

The enhanced industrial maintenance program known as SMART* (Systems Maintenance, Automation and Robotics Technology), offered in partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College, was created with input from 16 regional manufacturers to tackle the pressing demand locally for skilled industrial maintenance technicians.

Enhanced industrial maintenance classes will be offered in Huntington (day and evening) and Point Pleasant (day).

Machinist Technology classes are offered in Huntington and – new this fall – South Charleston, pending final program approval by the Higher Learning Commission. The Huntington program is in partnership with Mountwest while the South Charleston program is in partnership with BridgeValley Community & Technical College.

Welding technology classes are offered evenings at the Cabell County Career Technology Center and the Spring Valley Career Technical & Academic Center in Wayne County, both in partnership with Mountwest.

For state residents who qualify, tuition and fees may be covered by the West Virginia Invests program. Scholarships and financial aid also are available as well.

More than 90 percent of MAMC machinist and welding students find employment in their chosen fields, many before graduation, according to MAMC Director Derek Scarbro.

To start your career journey, visit www.mfg.marshall.edu/career-skills.

*Pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission.
April 29, 2024

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