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The RCAM Story: Building the 21st Century Workforce

With more than 76 million Baby Boomers retiring, America is facing a skills crisis. Discover the story behind the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and how it can change your life and help open the door to a career in advanced manufacturing

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is Northeast State's advanced technology center located in downtown Kingsport TN. Serving as the primary off site teaching location for training a qualified technical workforce for the region's manufacturing sector. 

Industry Training

To meet the unique objectives, schedules and constraints of each individual company, multiple training solutions are needed. The RCAM staff is ready to work with your organization to develop a training plan that meets your needs. We seek to provide the flexibility options you desire, while ensuring training objectives are achieved. Please explore the "PROGRAMS" section of this site to take a closer look at some of the available options.   

College Credit Programs for Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

RCAM was developed to provide accredited advanced manufacturing training and coursework for both traditional and non-traditional students considering careers in advanced technologies. Programs and courses delivered at RCAM are closely aligned with technical job opportunities in the 21st century workforce.

The Northeast State courses offered at RCAM may be used to fulfill the requirements for associate of applied science degrees and/or technical certificate programs. Programs of study offered at RCAM include: General Technology, Chemical Process Operations, Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding/Metal Fabrication.

How to Apply

For individuals seeking Northeast State college credit degrees or certificates, you must "Apply for Admission".

For More Information

Please contact us by phone at 423.354.5149 or via email at:

A Message to Veterans

Our goal is to share useful information and relevant programs to support our veterans as they return to civilian careers. Please visit the "Veterans Resources" section for more information. 

Follow National Efforts to Address the Skills Crisis


New Careers Start Here

The Career & Workforce Development Center is the place to start your new career. You’ll find assistance with career planning, choosing a major, co-op opportunities, job search, interview preparation, resume development, and information on the WorkKeys Assessment. Click HERE for further details.

Upcoming Workshops

The Career & Workforce Development Center offers workshops on a variety of career development topics. Workshops are offered on a monthly basis to students, alumni, and job seekers from the public. Click HERE to view the schedule of workshops offered each semester.