College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing – CAAM

Polk State Corporate College contact William “Bill” Masters

CAAM_BW_logo_full-size.fwThe College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing (CAAM) is charged with the mission to champion innovative training programs at partner colleges that will lead to a stronger economy by keeping the manufacturing workforce current and viable in a demanding era of change.

CAAM provides curriculum, training, and certification resources to foster the development and sustainability of Florida’s growing manufacturing production workforce. To achieve this, CAAM works with stakeholders from academia, industry, and government.


CAAM organizes and provides a wide array of proven resources and access to high-quality, reliable training through some of Florida’s most recognized, experienced training organizations and companies in the private sector.

Examples include: Rockwell Automation, General Physics, Endress-Hauser, and Tri-Nova.

CAAM provides on-site training for employees and accessible testing sites that are capable of granting in-demand certifications.

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Company Endorsement

“The programs offered by Polk State College are a game changer for any company, large or small. They provide tailored, state-of-the-art training that truly develops your workforce to handle the ever-growing technology. Since I moved to the Tampa facility, I am excited about the partnership created with the College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing (CAAM). If you want your company to succeed and have sustained growth, you need to partner with CAAM.” ~ Jake Zedrick, The Coca-Cola Company

The formation of the CAAM signals an even greater level of responsiveness to fulfill the advanced training needs of the technology-based business community.

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CAAM has earned a reputation of excellence by providing manufacturing training to cornerstone Florida businesses.

Large corporations, as well as medium-sized and smaller manufacturers, benefit from the high-caliber training programs and accessible formats provided.

Returning U.S. Veterans will be attracted to CAAM initiatives and firms can leverage this resource.