CARCAM offers an outreach model beginning in the secondary system to attract, enroll, and graduate a diverse population of students in manufacturing careers. This provides the region's next generation of manufacturing employees with the skills in automated control systems, robotics, and mechatronics systems essential to the future of automotive and automated industry manufacturing. Graduates of programs in automated manufacturing technology as well as related program options will have a significant advantage over other job seekers due to the accomplishment of obtaining a multi-skilled technician degree and heightening their employability in a variety of industries. Faculty members from the member colleges, working in conjunction with faculty from existing NSF Centers and projects, bring together significant experience and expertise in curriculum and instructional delivery.