Virginia FAME

The Virgina Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (VA FAME) Program 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.

What Makes the AMT Program Different?

Over two years, accepted students will earn a competitive hourly wage while working three days each week; with planning, these wages can cover all of a student’s education expenses. There are also potential grants and financial aid.

Although the program is for five-semesters, there will be opportunities for the sponsor company to hire graduates as full time employees.  Graduates of the AMT program will be equipped with the needed skills and experience that many manufacturing companies are actively seeking.

Enter the Workforce as an In-Demand, Skilled Technician

The VA FAME program 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.

  • 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

Virginia FAME Chapters

Learn more by selecting one of the colleges below that is closest to you.

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Richard Bland College

Prince George County, VA

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Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (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.

Now is your opportunity to take advantage of this great program, right here in Virginia!

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