What I loved most...was the discipline that was instilled within all of us.

-Greg R., Northern Chapter, KY FAME


I'm a Student or Parent

Exploring options for after you graduate high school? Wanting to advance your career in manufacturing?


I'm a Manufacturer

Whether you are a large or small manufacturer, if you need to close the skilled workforce gap, we can help.


I'm an Educator

How do you place students into a FAME program?  How can you play a role in this important workforce program?

Want to learn more about FAME?

Join our biweekly 90 minute overview sessions to learn more about the model including how you can connect to an existing chapter or bring a new FAME chapter to your community!

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education provides global-best workforce development through strong technical training, integration of manufacturing core competencies, intensive professional practices and intentional hands-on experience to build the future of the modern manufacturing industry.

FAME was created by Toyota and moved to the Manufacturing Institute for national scaling in 2019. Today, the Manufacturing Institute, as the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, is proud to manage FAME USA as it continues to grow across the country with the support of more than 400 manufacturers.









FAME USA Locations

FAME is driving the future of the manufacturing industry by building cohesive cooperatives of manufacturers to implement this proven model of skilled training.

Pick your location and apply today!

Don't see a chapter near you?

Contact FAME@nam.org today! Also, use this link to sign up for a virtual discussion on FAME!


Contact FAME USA

Want to join a local chapter?  Want to start a local chapter?  Just need a few questions answered?

We are here to help; fill out this form and a member of the FAME USA team will be in touch to answer any questions you have.