West Virginia FAME
The West Virginia Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (WV FAME) mission is to drive workforce development initiatives across West Virginia. WV 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.
DIVE INTO A CHALLENGING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAREER
You’re smart, career-oriented, and ready for a well-paying career right now. With West Virginia Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (WV 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 WV 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!
West Virginia FAME Manufacturing Partners
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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:
West Virginia FAME Chapters
West Virginia has one chapter for FAME currently; learn more below.
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At the end of the program, students will have earned an associate degree in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track, certification as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) and two years of work experience – ready to enter your workforce full time with all the skills needed to succeed.
West Virginia FAME News
WV FAME Chapter to Host Open House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2023 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leanne Stowers Economic Development Manager 304-757-0318 email@example.com WV FAME Chapter to Host Open House HURRICANE, W.Va – The Putnam County Development Authority, the cornerstone organization for the Kanawha Valley FAME Chapter, will host an open house on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.…
Manufacturing Institute Supports FAME-USA Chapters Through COVID-19
During the COVID-19 crisis, with college partners closed and mounting pressures on employers, the FAME USA team at the Manufacturing Institute (MI) is providing a forum for regular communication, problem-solving, and old-fashioned togetherness. “We were planning a signature event for April 14th in San Antonio–the FAME Live! showcase–when this [COVID-19] really began to escalate; we…
FAME-USA Featured on MadeInAmerica.com
” Dennis explained that the FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program was an outgrowth of training that Toyota Motor North America provided for employees when they built their new manufacturing plant for vehicles in Georgetown, KY in 1987. Dennis was one of the first 13 trainers hired to start the training in 1987 and he is…