Alan Crowder

NATCHITOCHES – Alan Crowder of Plainview was named recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award upon completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program, a work/study partnership between Northwestern State University, the Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Natchitoches and sponsoring manufacturing companies in the region.  Crowder, who is employed with RoyOMartin, was selected based on…

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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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© 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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The Natchitoches Campus of Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) and Northwestern State University will host a Commitment Signing ceremony for students enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program. The ceremony will take place at the CLTCC Natchitoches Campus at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 The signing event will be similar to signing events…

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The new Louisiana FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) conducted its first Open House to celebrate Manufacturing Day/Month on November 2, 2017. The newest chapter in the FAME network, LAFAME continues its fast out-of-the-gate start by sponsoring a Manufacturing Day event during their first year of offering the AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technician) Program. Manufacturing Day/Month…

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Manufacturers in the Cenla region have partnered with Northwestern State University and Central Louisiana Community Technical College Natchitoches Campus in offering a groundbreaking hands-on learning program that allows students to take classes and work part-time in sponsoring manufacturing facilities. A cohort of four students began the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program this fall, which allows…

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