Global Best Skills Training Program
FAME provides a comprehensive, hands-on education that prepares individuals for a rewarding career in the industry. As part of The Manufacturing Institute, and through its coalition of employers who work collectively to support skills training programs, FAME is proactively developing a robust pipeline of qualified workers to close the skills gap.
Global Best Skills Training Program
FAME is the premier advanced manufacturing workforce education and development program, helping students become highly skilled, globally competitive, well-rounded and sought-after talent that can meet the unique needs and challenges of today’s modern manufacturing workforce. Every year, FAME graduates’ transition into well-paying, diverse career pathways in critical disciplines across the manufacturing industry and across the country.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program administered under the FAME model leverages a work/learn framework to weave technical knowledge, professional behaviors and distinct manufacturing core exercises into a focused co-op experience to build global-best, entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians.
FAME is the nation’s premier, highly integrated and proven manufacturing career pathway program. It connects prospective talent to training opportunities in advanced manufacturing that will lead to well-paying careers.
Trained & Professional
FAME equips the next generation of American workers with the skills to succeed in a career in modern manufacturing through deep integration of the core competencies in manufacturing, industry-specific skills and professional habits that prepare the next generation to join and succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Linking Industry & Education
Led by manufacturers, and supported by education partners, FAME establishes a best-in-class curriculum encompassing hands-on and virtual programming that provide real, tangible solutions to the industry’s toughest challenges in skills training and workforce development across a variety of industries within manufacturing.
The FAME Model
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Recruit Top Talent With The FAME AMT Program
The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program initiates investment that your company talent pool will gain from while supporting the next generation of advanced manufacturers in your region. The FAME model facilitates employer-led partnerships between your company and local educational institutions and establishes a channel for recruiting diverse, high-achieving and career-oriented students. Once established, the cooperative of local employers that make up the FAME Chapter will generate a continuous pipeline of skilled technicians through the AMT program.
Advanced Manufacturing Technicians (AMT) students will gain experience within a modern manufacturing environment, as well as a simulated shop floor for classroom experience, to become global-best, entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians.
The practice areas include electricity, robotics, fluid power, mechanics, fabrication, industrial troubleshooting and more, as well as lessons that tackle the Manufacturing Core Exercises (MCEs) and Professional Behaviors.
AMT graduates will receive an associate degree with at least 60 credit hours and earn 1,800 hours of on-the-job, paid work experience and training that will launch their career as a manufacturing technician. AMTs are prepared for an accelerated career in maintenance upon graduation.
FAME USA Locations
FAME is driving the future of the manufacturing industry by building cohesive cooperatives of manufacturers to implement this proven model of skilled training.
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FAME Program FAQs for Employers
FAME currently has programs in 12 states and is always looking for industry partners to help expand manufacturing education opportunities to talent across the country. If you are a business leader, city official or industry association interested in starting your own chapter of FAME, contact our team at FAME@nam.org or schedule an informational session.