HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (August 2, 2022) The Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) Workforce Solutions division will host a signing ceremony to recognize incoming and HOPFAME students and the company partners who will provide on-the-job training. Second-year HOPFAME students will also be recognized for their progress toward graduation. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10 in HCC’s emerging Technologies Center, Anderson Seminar Room. 

New participants include 13 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. 

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 


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