Skilled to Work: FAME trains students for manufacturing technician jobs
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.