Read about the Alabama FAME Rocket City Chapter that trains students for manufacturing technician jobs. Twenty sponsor companies from across the Rocket City hand-select students in the FAME program to come and work at their facility.

“We’re coming in with two years of experience,” said Riley Nave, a first-year student. “We know how the plant operates. We didn’t just go to school — we went to work.” Nave is getting the opportunity to work at YTKA while gaining industry training. He’s working there and juggling a busy schedule — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at YTKA; and classroom instruction at Calhoun Community College on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to Nathan Steele, coordinator for collaborative programs.

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