About M-SAMC

The Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium supports the national development of competency-based education curriculum to meet the needs of the manufacturing industry.

Rhodes State College was one of 13 community colleges involved in the TAACCCT federal grant. Learn more at the M-SAMC website.

Faculty Contacts

For more info about Advanced Manufacturing programs contact:

Margo Meyer

419-995-8416

meyer.m3@RhodesState.edu

Industry Partners

Chrysler

Ford

GM

M-SAMC College Partners

View Our Partner Map

  • Alamo Colleges
  • Bluegrass CTC
  • BridgeValley CTC
  • Danville Community College
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • Henry Ford College
  • Jefferson CTC
  • Oakland Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rhodes State College
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • TCAT - Murfreesboro

The Value of Industry Partners

Matthew Kinkley, Executive Director of Workforce Economic Development at Rhodes State College shares why his college values partnerships with industry.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Degree

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Degree offered by Rhodes State College provides students with the opportunity to build a career maintaining integrated manufacturing systems found in advanced manufacturing.

 

Learn More about the Degree Program: Download the Brochure

Rhodes State College News

The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) in Lima, Ohio, is getting an equipment upgrade, allowing the plant to stay open for future production of the new Abrams tanks. The news of the equipment upgrade, funded by the Army, has given JSMC to ability to pursue additional work including foreign military sales.

Honda has plans to fund a workforce development initiative based in Ohio. The goal being to spark interest and provide training in the manufacturing field. The program, called EPIC, will be aimed at middle school, high school, and college students to help combat the growing number of unfilled manufacturing jobs.

According to the Ohio Manufacturers Association, manufacturing made up 660,000 jobs in Ohio in 2014, representing a payroll of more than $36 billion. Six of Ohio’s top eight manufacturing employers have facilities an hour or less from Lima, making Rhodes State a prime location to train for a manufacturing career. With a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, Rhodes State College is the pathway to a manufacturing career.

The Manufacturing Day survey results are in, and events held around the U.S. have positively impacted the perception of the industry and its career options. Both students and educators are more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities, and both found events and activities held interesting and engaging. Check out the survey for more results.

1,400 high school students learn about Rhodes State AMT degree

Manufacturing Day was a hit for Rhodes State as they shared news about their Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) degree with 1,400 high school students. The students toured the Honda Transmission Plant in Russels Point for Manufacturing Day! After the tour, representatives from Rhodes answered questions on how students could get into the field of manufacturing.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Degree offers students the opportunity to build a career maintaining integrated manufacturing systems found in advanced manufacturing. Download our brochure for more information.

 

According to the Ohio Manufacturers Association, manufacturing made up 660,000 jobs in Ohio in 2014, representing a payroll of more than $36 billion. Six of Ohio’s top eight manufacturing employers have facilities an hour or less from Lima, making Rhodes State a prime location to train for a manufacturing career. Rhodes State College offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs to create a pathway into a manufacturing career. The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree offers students the opportunity to obtain skills that educators and industry partners agree are crucial for an Industrial Maintenance career.

 

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, representatives from Rhodes State College visited the Honda Transmission facility in Russells Point, Ohio. They met with approx. 1,400 high school students touring the facility; sharing news about Rhodes State's new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree.

Coaching the Coaches

M-SAMC and Rhodes State College welcomed Dr. Michele Scott Taylor from College Now to host Participant Engagement Facilitator Training. The training is the first in a series of workshops and webinars aimed at improving the educational pathway for advanced manufacturing students. Participant Engagement Facilitators (PEFs), also known as Student Success Coaches,  and others from M-SAMC partner colleges collaborated on strategies to help students succeed in their college studies and in the workplace.

Between 1990 and 2010, manufacturing jobs were slowly in decline. But over the past 5 years, employment growth in the manufacturing sector has been on the rise.

 

And while growth in Midwest states (Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) has outpaced Southeast states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina), the overall picture of job growth in both regions is positive news.

The largest sector of Ohio's economy was manufacturing, accounting for almost 17.7% of the state's total output in 2013. With production of $99.8 billion worth of goods, Ohio ranked 4th among America's overall manufacturing output.

From February 2010 through April 2014 the states that topped the list of manufacturing jobs added were Michigan (96,800), Texas (73,00), Indiana (63,500), Ohio (58,000), and Wisconsin (42,600).

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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)