You do not want to miss this event!
Texas (January 15, 2023)
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and the TX FAME
Lone Star Chapter invite you to attend the first preview event on Wednesday, January 25,
2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the chapter’s FAME Technical Center located inside
Building A at the Central Texas Technology Center located at 2189 FM 758, New
Braunfels, TX 78130.
Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) is a partnership of
regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, apprenticeship-style
training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. The purpose of TX FAME is to
be the catalyst for developing world-class technical talent for manufacturing. TX FAME
strives to be a conduit between industry and training providers with a primary focus on
meeting the needs of manufacturers.
This event serves as an informational session and tour for all individuals and their families
who are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing and are available to begin
courses in August 2023. TSTC recruiters will be on-site to assist anyone wanting to begin
“TX FAME LSC students have the opportunity to earn a degree with little or no debt and
gain experience that starts their future off on the right foot,” said Chapter President Jason
Dinscore. “This hands-on, paid experience is ideal for all. Women, military veterans,
Incumbent manufacturing technicians, graduating seniors the sky’s the limit.”
Mike Reeser, Chancellor of the TSTC System said, “It’s a rare occurrence when a broad
coalition of industrial employers’ band together to create such prosperous employment
opportunities for a region. So, when TX FAME LSC chose TSTC to be their higher
education partner, we were honored to join the effort. Our college has been the premier
provider of two-year technical education in Texas for nearly 60 years and we are excited
to bring this expertise to the region.”
“This joint venture will be a fast-track on-ramp to stable and lucrative employment for
many in this area,” he added.
TX FAME Lone Star Chapter participants attend classes two days a week and work at a
sponsoring manufacturer for a competitive wage a minimum of 24 hours each week. This
work-and-learn format gives students the opportunity to immediately apply what they
learn on campus in a real-world setting at work. Students who complete the five-semester
Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) program receive an Associate of
Applied Science degree and often graduate with zero student-loan debt.
The program also addresses common workplace behavior issues that may frustrate
employers by incorporating critical personal skills into the curriculum. Behaviors including
attendance, communication, diligence, teamwork, interpersonal relations, and initiative
are emphasized both in the classroom and at the workplace.
With the practical skills gained during their paid work experience, TX FAME LSC
graduates frequently take full-time positions with their sponsoring companies. Graduates
can also continue their education toward bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
TX FAME Lone Star is currently accepting applications for its first cohort launching in Fall 2023!
The application is available online at www.lonestarfame.com. To be considered for
the program, an applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and meet minimum
requirements on standardized tests in English, math and reading.
Students who are selected for the program earn a competitive wage while working for
one of the TX FAME Lone Star sponsoring companies, which include:
Alamo Industrial (Seguin, Texas), AmeriTex Pipe & Product (Seguin, Texas), Caterpillar
Inc. (Seguin & Schertz, Texas), Cavco Industries (Seguin, Texas), CMC Steel Texas
(Seguin, Texas), Continental (New Braunfels, Texas), Detex Corporation (New Braunfels,
Texas), Minigrip (Seguin, Texas), Niagara Bottling (Seguin, Texas), Rave Gears (Seguin,
Texas), Republic Plastics (Seguin, Texas), Texas Tito’s (New Braunfels, Texas) and
Vitesco Technologies (Seguin, Texas).
If you are interested in attending this preview event, please register using this link:
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a coeducational two-year institution of higher
education offering courses of study in technical vocational education for which there is
demand within the state of Texas. Texas State Technical College System shall contribute
to the educational and economic development of the state of Texas by offering
occupationally oriented programs with supporting academic coursework, emphasizing
highly specialized advanced and emerging technical and vocational areas for certificates
or associate degrees.
The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) network is comprised
of employer-led chapters sponsoring students through a work/learn model over five
semesters in conjunction with a college partner. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician
(AMT) program, a FAME co-op, produces global-best, entry-level multiskilled
maintenance technicians to excel in today’s advanced manufacturing environments. The
FAME USA network is managed and supported by The Manufacturing Institute; learn
more at FAME-USA.com.