Trenholm State Community College opens Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Jan. 25, 2023
The new center offers 11 different training sections that provide students with the skills they need for a career in the industry.

Trenholm State Community College has officially opened its Advanced Manufacturing Training Center. This project was made possible by partnering with companies in the Alabama River Region FAME Chapter and Festo Didactic. The new center offers 11 different training sections that provide students with the skills they need for a career in the industry. Trenholm State spent $2 million from federal and state grant funding on high-tech training equipment for the facility provided by leading automation and robotics companies including Festo, Siemens, and Fanuc.

In a recent quote, Danny Perry, Dean of Career and Technical Education and FAME Coordinator at Trenholm State, said “The utilization of training equipment is essential to the success of training our students. Students seem to learn best for this career field by applying knowledge they learn in a hands-on environment. The equipment from Festo allows our students to utilize the textbooks chosen by the instructors in concert with the learning management system provided by Festo and apply the knowledge in a nearly identical environment that they will see within the workplace. The various training stations allow students to master the various skills for individualized applications as well as putting all their skills to work in a fully simulated work environment within the training lab.”

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