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 the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing as well as 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
Bexar County creating a strong talent pipeline in manufacturing
The county is working with architects and consultants on designing a new facility that will offer manufacturing training programs. “Toyota, HOLT CAT manufacturing, Caterpillar — those kinds of groups had a say in what spaces were actually developing for this because it’s really intended to be an industry-driven training facility,” said Dan Curry, director of…
Bexar County judge highlights FAME
In his state of the county address, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff shared details on different projects in the works. The county is concentrating on creating a talented workforce for manufacturing. It’s building a 30,000 square foot training academy at Brooks in partnership with the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME – Alamo…
Manufacturers’ Job Training Gets a Federal Boost
The Economic Development Administration has $3 billion to spend on job training—and manufacturers should start preparing now to attract some of that funding to their regions. What’s happening: The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden in March, set aside $3 billion for a historic investment by the EDA in bottom-up economic development,…