Florida FAME - Sunshine Chapter
The Florida Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FL FAME) mission is to drive workforce development initiatives across the state of Florida. FL FAME’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
Do you want to...
- Graduate with no college debt - no loans to repay?
- Graduate with a job offer - and great pay?
- Graduate with built-in pathways to your educational future?
You’re smart, career-oriented, and ready for a well-paying career right now. With the Florida Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FL FAME), you can dive into a challenging advanced manufacturing career, or a technology career in another sector, while receiving the education needed to build your resume and make you highly marketable to employers across the state.
Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing. The largest industry subsectors in manufacturing in 2019 were: Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing and Machinery Manufacturing. In Florida the manufacturing industry’s 2019 average annual wage exceeded the average annual wage for all industries by 23.4 percent. Further, a study by the Brookings Institution and Opportunity America demonstrated that FAME graduates, on the average, earn significantly more than graduates from other technical programs and apprentice programs.
Once you’re accepted into FL FAME, you will begin work on a combination education/training program to earn an associate degree and develop your skills 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. Your education will also be much broader and more in depth than that offered by other programs. In addition to a broad-based multiskilled technical preparation you will also be developed in Lean Manufacturing practices and in Professional Behaviors (a broad set of soft skills).
After five straight semesters you will have earned an associate degree in Applied Science in an Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, 60 or more 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, with the strong potential for no academic debt, and for those who wish to go further seamless built-in pathways to additional degrees and credentials!
Ready to Apply to Sunshine Chapter FAME?
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.
Sunshine Chapter FAME News
Gulf Coast State College opens applications for FAME program
The Bay Economic Development Alliance partners with Gulf Coast and seven local manufacturers to grow highly skilled manufacturing talent. The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a national work-study program helping students get their foot in the door for potential jobs. Students work alongside a maintenance technician for two years, which gives them real-life…
Gulf Coast FAME Chapter Establishes in Northwest Florida
PANAMA CITY, Fla. and BAY COUNTY, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ The Bay Economic Development Alliance (Bay EDA) and Gulf Coast State College partners with local manufacturers to bring a program to the Northwest Florida region that grows highly skilled manufacturing talent. The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a national work-study program that develops global entry-level multi-craft maintenance technicians. …
Manufacturing Institute Supports FAME-USA Chapters Through COVID-19
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…