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.

Rock Valley 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:

John Jamont

(815) 921-3026


Industry Partners

Chrysler / FCA US LLC

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

Rock Valley College News

As the retirement rate is expected to increase over the next 10 years, it’s critical to bring in new talent. That’s why programs like Rockford School District’s Summer Manufacturing Program have launched; to prepare students for jobs in manufacturing and engineering technology. As a partner in the program, Rock Valley College is helping students become workforce ready.

In partnership with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rock Valley College offers TechWorks – a fast-track program that provides students with skills and credentials needed to qualify for a computer numerical control machine operator assembly job. Find out if TechWorks is a good fit for you and how to get started in the program.

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.

Rockford Public Schools gave high school students the chance to tour local companies and see manufacturing in action. Gabriel Loury, a senior at Jefferson was impressed with what he saw, saying, "You really get to go in depth, you really get to see what's done, how it's done, what kind of environment you'll be able to work in, what you need to get into this sort of field." The tours were part of Rockford Public Schools efforts to get students interested in manufacturing. Watch the story.

Modern manufacturing is sophisticated with state-of-the-art facilities and high-tech processes, and industry is in need of skilled workers. Join Rock Valley for a Manufacturing Day Open House to find out more about  career opportunities in this ever-expanding, well-paying field.


• Learn about manufacturing program options offered at RVC

• Tour Rock Valley's state-of-the-art facilities

• Hear from knowledgeable faculty about these in-demand  areas

• Learn about opportunities in Rockford ‘s manufacturing industry

• Refreshments and exciting giveaways!


Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time:  6:00 PM


Stenstrom Center for Career Education

4151 Samuelson Rd.

Rockford,  IL 61109



James Castree

Coordinator of New Student Enrollment


(815) 921-4274

Chicagoland Manufacturing, an initiative in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 budget, looks to place workers in 1,000 open manufacturing jobs. The initiative focuses on three areas of need: raising awareness of manufacturing jobs in the City’s and the region’s manufacturing sector; increasing capacity at existing workforce organizations; and facilitating coordination of a thousand Jobs for Chicagoland Manufacturing-branded web portals.

Our emerging economy will provide few high-paying jobs for workers with a high school education or less. To help citizens excel and access a middle-class life or beyond, the National Governors Association has announced support of governors' efforts to align education & training systems to the needs of states economies. Job placement focus is sighted on increasing the number of credential, certificate, and degree completing students.

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.

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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)