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HOPFAME New Cohort Introduction

6:15 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022

Hopkinsville High School Tiger Field

The seventh cohort of the Hopkinsville chapter (HOPFAME) of the Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) will be introduced to the community before the Hoptown Hoppers game at 6:15 on July 15 as part of Workforce and Industry Appreciation Night.

New participants include 14 first-year students and one second-year student who are working with 10 company partners. HOPFAME is an Industrial Maintenance Technology / Advanced Manufacturing Technician work-and-learn program which gives participants the opportunity to earn a college degree in five semesters while gaining paid real-world work experience with a sponsoring employer.

HOPFAME is made possible through a partnership between regional manufacturers and HCC to implement apprentice-style training to create a pipeline of highly-skilled workers.

The new HOPFAME students and their employers are listed below.

Douglas Autotech

Layton Mason, Hopkinsville, KY


Austin Hale, Hopkinsville, KY

Curtis Nichols, Elkton, KY


Samuel Lee, Hopkinsville, KY

Antonio Mabon, Oak Grove, KY


Christian Angel, Hopkinsville, KY

Adam Harrison, Hopkinsville, KY

Noah Owens, Hopkinsville, KY


Kaedyn Fillers, Elkton, KY

Noah Holt, Elkton, KY

Plymouth Engineered Shapes

Clay Zentz, Dawson Spring, KY


Skylar Wilson, Cadiz, KY

Toyoda Gosei

Jackson Jones, Elkton, KY

Treehouse Foods

Chase Dawson*, Hopkinsville, KY


Ethan Lear, Hopkinsville, KY

*second-year student