By Harold Bearden
Monday, August 29, 2011 | 1:08 AM
The new Multi-Skilled Training Center was officially opened Thursday, August 25 on the Phil Campbell campus of Northwest-Shoals Community College. This new 9,465 square-foot facility will add a "technical training element" to the campus according to NW-SCC President Humphrey Lee. The Multi-Skilled Training Center will be furnished with state-of-the-art equipment due to a $335,000 Advanced manufacturing Training Technology grant NW-SCC received in 2008 from the U.S. Department of Education which was secured with the assistance of Congressman Robert Aderholt, who was on hand Thursday for the grand opening.
The facility will give students attending the Phil Campbell campus the added option of training to enter the workforce in Machine Tool (CNC). Historically, except for the Nursing program (ADN) and the Welding program added in 2010, the Phil Campbell campus has been known for its core academic curriculum which has prepared student for transfer to four-year colleges/universites across the United States. This facility will help train students in job skills needed in the work force.