Muscle Shoals FAME

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College will host a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) drive-through Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, August 20 at 6pm.  Each student will be sponsored by local business and industry.  The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) class will consist of 18 students selected by the following…

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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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“Discover Your Claim to FAME!” Introduces Community to FAME Employers, Chapter Muscle Shoals, March 3, 2020– Chapter employer members showed great support for the program, setting up tables, bringing equipment and displays, and being present all day for two Open House sessions—one for students, and one for parents and students.  The event was hosted by…

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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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Austin Wilhite comes from a woodworking family. But even a few years ago, when he was a teen working in his uncle’s framing business, Austin Wilhite couldn’t have imagined that an apprenticeship program would lead him to a career in maintenance and manufacturing. Today, in his role as a Multicraft Maintenance Technician at Toyota Alabama,…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Terry McKelvey has always liked making things. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, he worked two part-time jobs in high school that showed him what modern manufacturing looked like. And when FAME program leaders visited the facility where he worked, he discovered the path to a full-time, long-term career. The FAME program trains students of all…

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© UPI Photo BY ALEX GANGITANO – 09/10/19 05:00 AM EDT Ivanka Trump and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)’s Manufacturing Institute are set to announce a major expansion of a skills training and apprenticeship program created by Toyota Motor North America, according to a copy of an upcoming statement first seen by The Hill. The announcement will come…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alabama is about to be the first state to give a big boost to future manufacturers. The governor announced new manufacturing credentials will be offered at every community college this spring. “Knowing the jobs out there that are available and being able to do things I enjoy every day is a major plus,” said…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When The Terminator was released in 1984, the potential – and far-fetched – hazards of robotics and artificial intelligence was brought to the silver screen and to the minds of a new, increasingly tech-savvy generation. But as 2015 draws to a close, people now hold conversations with their smartphones and depend on robotics more than…

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