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:
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
HOPFAME to Host Facebook Live March 25
HOPKINSVILLE, KY. Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will host a HOPFAME Facebook Live event starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, on HCC’s Facebook page. The event is an informational session for individuals and their families who are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing and are available to begin courses in the fall of…
SKY FAME Student Spotlight: Brilee Harris
“I chose the SKY FAME program because not only did it sound like a great opportunity to get my advanced manufacturing degree in only two years. I was also able to work throughout the program so that I could gain knowledge and continue to make money while I was in school,” said Brilee Harris, a…
HCC’s HOPFAME included in national report showing earn-and-learn programs have outstanding outcomes
HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (Nov. 12, 2020) Opportunity America and the Brookings Institution have released a new report on the success of Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME), showing just how well the program is working and sharing outcomes for its graduates. KYFAME (pronounced Kentucky Fame) is a partnership of manufacturers whose purpose is to…