Mississippi FAME

The Mississippi Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (MS FAME) mission is to drive workforce development initiatives across Mississippi. MS 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.


You’re smart, career-oriented, and ready for a well-paying career right now. With Mississippi Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (MS 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.

Once you’re accepted into MS 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 local community college and work for a local employer – all while being paid a competitive wage for your work.

After five semesters you will have earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, 60 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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About Mississippi 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

Mississippi FAME Chapters

Mississippi has one chapter for FAME currently; learn more below.


Itawamba CC
Tupelo, MS

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Mississippi Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (MS FAME) partners students with industry while they take classes at select community colleges. The goal is for students to gain valuable employment experience with manufacturing leaders while also completing their associate degree.

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