Central Virginia Chapter
The Virginia Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (VA FAME) - Central Virginia Chapter's mission is to create a pipeline of global-best, entry-level multiskilled maintenance technicians to support manufacturers in and near Prince George County. Central Virginia FAME 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 Central Virginia 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 the FAME AMT program, 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 Richard Bland 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 degree 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.
Central Virginia Chapter Events
First Advanced Workforce Manufacturing Technician Program in Michigan Launching in Jackson
Jackson (May 25, 2021) – Today, the Jackson Area Manufacturing Association (JAMA) and MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, announce a new two-year, debt-free Associate degree that equips students with the skills required for a rapidly evolving manufacturing industry. Michigan’s first Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program will provide students a pathway…
Virginia FAME Establishes First Chapter in Virginia
Prince George, Virginia – May 20, 2021- A collaborative of manufacturers in the south central region of Virginia has formed the first FAME chapter in the state. The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC) will facilitate the VA FAME – Central Virginia chapter. FAME, the Federation…
FAME Featured in BizTimes
The Manufacturing Institute is also working with companies across the country to create and support apprenticeships and other tried and true ways to earn-and learn. Through the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education Program (FAME), originally founded by Toyota, we have established affiliated chapters in more than a dozen states that work with nearly 400 partner…