Kentucky FAME

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!

KY FAME 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:

  • Electricity, Robotics, Fluid Power, Mechanics, PLCs, Industrial Troubleshooting
  • Manufacturing Core Exercises
  • Safety Culture, Visual Workplace Organization, Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, and Machine Reliability
  • Professional Behaviors
  • Interested in pursuing a manufacturing and STEM-related career path
  • Aim to advance quickly in your career to pursue the lifestyle you want

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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Elizabethtown CTC
Elizabethtown, KY

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Henderson CC
Henderson, KY

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Somerset CC
Somerset, KY

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Owensboro CTC
Owensboro, KY

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Southcentral Ky. CTC
Franklin, KY

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Hopkinsville CC
Hopkinsville, KY

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West Kentucky CTC
Paducah, KY

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Maysville CTC
Maysville, KY

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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.

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  • If you have questions for a particular chapter, select it here. If you have general questions about FAME in Kentucky, please select "KY FAME".