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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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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by Lara Copeland, contributing writer, Inside Rubber Between ever-changing technology and the retirement of a substantial portion of the skilled workforce, the US is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers in manufacturing. To help fill the thousands of manufacturing jobs that remain vacant each year, initiatives are being set in place across the country to…

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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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About a decade ago, a handful of central Kentucky manufacturing companies banded together to begin addressing a critical challenge. As the state’s manufacturers battled to stay globally competitive, evolving cultural and demographic forces conspired to make finding skilled workers more difficult. A generation of Americans who had learned the trades and created prosperous lives for…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzE_OILmCL8″][vc_column_text] Episode 3 of “FutureWork” premiere yesterday on Fortune.com and Time.com. The episode, titled “Model of the Future,” focuses on a two-year technical program developed by Toyota in central Kentucky that combines real work experience for incoming employees with advanced training in the field of robotics and automation. As manufacturing jobs “re-shore” back to…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inside Building 3 at General Electric’s massive Appliance Park, about a dozen high-powered robots pump their arms up and down as they shape stainless steel into tubs that line the inside of GE-made dishwashers. The only humans involved in the process are Greg Fentress, a white-haired maintenance technician who has worked for 24 years at…

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