AMT Open House Nov. 1


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University and Central Louisiana Technical Community College Natchitoches Campus will host an open house for students interested in the Advance Manufacturing Technician program in which students can earn an associate degree from NSU while taking classes and working part-time at a sponsoring manufacturing facility.


The Open House will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at CLTCC Natchitoches, located at 6587 Hwy. 1 Bypass next to Natchitoches Central High School.


Through the AMT program, participants work in one of six local manufacturing facilities to earn an associate degree from NSU, along with a Certificate in Manufacturing from CLTCC. Participants qualify for the TOPS TECH Award and work three days a week earning $12 per hour. AMT participants gain not only work skills, but also soft skills in written and verbal communication, dress code and interacting with management.


After completing the AMT program, students have the option of applying the associate degree towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology at Northwestern State. Program participants must meet eligibility requirements.


Industry partners are Roy O. Martin, Boise Cascade, Alliance Compressors, Stella Jones, Pilgrims and AFCO.  The program is supported by the Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation.


To register for the Open House, visit and click on the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Open House link.  Information is also available by contacting Cade Stepp at or (318) 357-4612 or Laurie Morrow at or (318) 357-3162.