The Florida Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FL FAME) mission is to drive workforce development initiatives across the state of Florida. FLFAME’s primary focus is to develop and grow a skilled pipeline of workers through the engagement of the current and future workforce in partnership with industry and the community.
DIVE INTO A CHALLENGING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAREER
You’re smart, career-oriented, and ready for a well-paying career right now. With Florida Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FL FAME), you can dive into a challenging advanced manufacturing career while receiving the education needed to build your resume and make you highly marketable to manufacturers across the state.
Once you’re accepted into FL FAME, you will begin work on a combination education/training program to earn an associate’s degree as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT). During the week, you will attend classes at a local community college and work for a local employer – all while being paid a competitive wage for your work.
After five semesters you will have earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, 60 college credit hours, and two years of work experience. At that point, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce full time with all the skills needed to succeed - and with the potential of no school debt!
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You will attend classes three days of the week at campus while working the other days of the week at a local sponsor’s manufacturing facility for a competitive wage while gaining hands-on experience.
As a participant in the AMT program, you will participate in hands on training and education to develop you as a fully-rounded worker, including:
Florida FAME Chapters
We're building two great chapters in Florida! Both will start training students Fall 2021--select the chapter nearest you to find out more, including how to apply or how to sponsor students.
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Florida FAME News
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Gulf Coast FAME Chapter Establishes in Northwest Florida
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Manufacturing Institute Supports FAME-USA Chapters Through COVID-19
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