The Louisiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (LA FAME) mission is to drive workforce development initiatives across central Louisiana. GeauxFAME delivers the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program 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 GeauxFAME, 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 LA 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 Central Louisiana Technical Community College- Natchitoches and work for a local employer – all while being paid a competitive wage for your work.
After six semesters you will have earned an Associate’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing, nearly 80 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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Candidates for FAME should be career-oriented, academically prepared students seeking rewarding work with attractive benefits who thrive within highly regimented, hands-on programs and are aiming to advance quickly in their career. All participants must be college-ready high school graduates interested in pursuing a concentrated two-year, debt-free degree and looking to gain a practical set of valuable and transferable technical skills.
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Willis named recipient of AMT Distinguished Graduate Award
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Distinguished Grad: GeauxFAME
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