HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (May 11, 2021) William Camacho has been named the 2021 HOPFAME Distinguished Graduate at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC).  Camacho earned an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in industrial maintenance technology on Saturday, May 8 upon completion of the HOPFAME program, which is a work-and-learn partnership between HCC and nearly 20 regional manufacturers.…

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will host a HOPFAME Facebook Live event starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, on HCC’s Facebook page.  The event is an informational session for individuals and their families who are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing and are available to begin courses in the fall of…

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“I chose the SKY FAME program because not only did it sound like a great opportunity to get my advanced manufacturing degree in only two years. I was also able to work throughout the program so that I could gain knowledge and continue to make money while I was in school,” said Brilee Harris, a…

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (Nov. 12, 2020) Opportunity America and the Brookings Institution have released a new report on the success of Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME), showing just how well the program is working and sharing outcomes for its graduates.    KYFAME (pronounced Kentucky Fame) is a partnership of manufacturers whose purpose is to…

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MIDLAND, MI – A study published by the Brookings Institute in September 2020 validates the significant positive impact that the Manufacturing Institute’s FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Career Pathway is having on developing the workforce of the future. FAME’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program is the first step in a progressive career pathway that…

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The October 19, 2020 edition of the Wall Street Journal features an article by Joshua Mitchell notes that a “[s]tudy of joint college-employer program suggests four-year degree isn’t only path to high salary.” The article references a new study by Opportunity America, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, that highlights the remarkable outcomes associated with…

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (Oct. 16, 2020) October is Manufacturing Month and Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) is proud to train students for jobs in advanced manufacturing.  HCC has more than 25 advanced manufacturing partners and aligns its programs with local business needs. This prepares students to walk out of college and into a good paying career.  …

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (August 14, 2020) Matthew Caleb Evitts has been named the 2020 HOPFAME Distinguished Graduate at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC).  Evitts earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology in May upon completion of the HOPFAME program, which is a work-and-learn partnership between HCC and nearly 20 regional manufacturers.    Evitts,…

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During the COVID-19 crisis, with college partners closed and mounting pressures on employers, the FAME USA team at the Manufacturing Institute (MI) is providing a forum for regular communication, problem-solving, and old-fashioned togetherness. “We were planning a signature event for April 14th in San Antonio–the FAME Live! showcase–when this [COVID-19] really began to escalate; we…

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” Dennis explained that the FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program was an outgrowth of training that Toyota Motor North America provided for employees when they built their new manufacturing plant for vehicles in Georgetown, KY in 1987. Dennis was one of the first 13 trainers hired to start the training in 1987 and he is…

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