The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement career pathway, apprenticeship-style educational programs that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. Scroll down to find out more.
Employers discovering the workforce of tomorrow…today. Students launching into their careers today…with no school debt!
Once you’re accepted into KY FAME, you will begin work on a combination education/training program to earn certification as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT). You will attend classes at a local community college two days a week and work 24 hours a week for a local employer – all while being paid a competitive wage for your work. After five semesters you will have earned an associate degree in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, 68 to 71 college credit hours, two years of work experience and the AMT certification. 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!
FAME USA Manufacturing Partners
About Kentucky FAME
You will attend classes certain days of the week 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:
Kentucky FAME Chapters
Regional KY FAME chapters connect manufacturers with high-achieving high school students and veterans to ensure an ongoing supply of well-trained employees remains available.
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At the end of the program, students will have earned an associate degree in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, certification as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) and two years of work experience – ready to enter your workforce full time with all the skills needed to succeed.
Kentucky FAME News
FAME and the AMB program
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…
FAME Featured in Wall Street Journal
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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…