What I loved most...was the discipline that was instilled within all of us.
-Greg R., Northern Chapter, KY FAME
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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.
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FAME USA News
Texas FAME Lone Star Chapter and Texas State Technical College Partner to Create Regional Workforce Pipeline
The apprenticeship- style program offers paid, hands-on experience towards a degree. Texas (November 3, 2022) – Thousands of students in one of the fastest-growing corridors in the country now have another educational opportunity through a paid, apprenticeship-style program. Today, the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) announced the state’s third chapter, TX FAME…
New Braunfels CTTC program offers paid, hands-on learning in manufacturing
The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education and Texas State Technical College have partnered to offer an educational opportunity through a paid, apprenticeship-style program to establish a regional workforce pipeline. During a ceremony on Thursday, officials announced the launch of the TX FAME Lone Star chapter, a program that will serve the communities of New…
Sept. 19 – Northeast Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education announces three new employer partners
The Northeast Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (NEINFAME) has announced three new employer partners for its program, effective immediately. The addition of Auburn-based Metal Technologies, Warsaw-based Tecomet and Fort Wayne-based Valbruna Slater Stainless Inc. brings the total number of employer partners in the NEINFAME program to nine. Metal Technologies, Tecomet and Valbruna Slater Stainless…