Established in 2012 under the TAACCCT Grant Program, our consortium, officially called the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC), is designing innovative program models to improve manufacturing education.

With 13 college partners across 10 states, more than 40 industrial partners, and state-of-the-art technology, M-SAMC is leveraging our combined experiences to increase student success locally, and bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. nationally.

Our colleges are bridging the gap between the needs of the workplace and the manufacturing curriculum to pave the way for job-driven training. M-SAMC is empowering student workers to meet the demands of today’s careers and to thrive in high-wage, high-skill occupations.

Manufacturers and educators alike recognize the disconnect between the needs of the workplace and how we teach manufacturing courses in most colleges.


The manufacturing workplace has changed dramatically over the past three decades, as have the technical and organizational skills needed by workers. Education has been slow to respond to these changes.


Leveraging the expertise of industrial partners, the community college members of M-SAMC are transforming the face of manufacturing education in our institutions, by using laboratory models replicating technology on today's factory floors.

To accomplish our goals, M-SAMC will:


1. Use real world models to constantly update industry-driven manufacturing curricula and experiences.


2. Transform course design to teach students precisely what manufacturers need today and tomorrow.


3. Redesign student support and strategies to place students directly into well-paying manufacturing jobs.


4. Develop administrative structures to support these instructional redesigns.

"Aligning Education with Employer Needs"

Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)

5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

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*AMTEC is supported entirely by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program Grant (0903193). (AMTEC,NSF ATE DUE-0903193)