MIDLAND, MI – A study published by the Brookings Institute in September 2020 validates the significant positive impact that the Manufacturing Institute’s FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Career Pathway is having on developing the workforce of the future. FAME’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program is the first step in a progressive career pathway that…

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The October 19, 2020 edition of the Wall Street Journal features an article by Joshua Mitchell notes that a “[s]tudy of joint college-employer program suggests four-year degree isn’t only path to high salary.” The article references a new study by Opportunity America, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, that highlights the remarkable outcomes associated with…

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OH! FAME selects 8 participants for program that brings local manufacturers and educators  together to create a skilled workforce pipeline and pathway to area jobs  Findlay, Ohio, August 15, 2020— The Ohio Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (OH! FAME) of Findlay-Hancock County welcomed its second-ever incoming cohort with a Signing Day event on Friday, August 14th. Five Findlay-Hancock County manufacturers have partnered with Raise the Bar – Hancock County and Owens Community…

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College will host a Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) drive-through Signing Day for 18 students on the Shoals campus Thursday, August 20 at 6pm.  Each student will be sponsored by local business and industry.  The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) class will consist of 18 students selected by the following…

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Alan Crowder

NATCHITOCHES – Alan Crowder of Plainview was named recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award upon completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program, a work/study partnership between Northwestern State University, the Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Natchitoches and sponsoring manufacturing companies in the region.  Crowder, who is employed with RoyOMartin, was selected based on…

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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…

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“Discover Your Claim to FAME!” Introduces Community to FAME Employers, Chapter Muscle Shoals, March 3, 2020– Chapter employer members showed great support for the program, setting up tables, bringing equipment and displays, and being present all day for two Open House sessions—one for students, and one for parents and students.  The event was hosted by…

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” 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…

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by Lara Copeland, contributing writer, Inside Rubber Between ever-changing technology and the retirement of a substantial portion of the skilled workforce, the US is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers in manufacturing. To help fill the thousands of manufacturing jobs that remain vacant each year, initiatives are being set in place across the country to…

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Austin Wilhite comes from a woodworking family. But even a few years ago, when he was a teen working in his uncle’s framing business, Austin Wilhite couldn’t have imagined that an apprenticeship program would lead him to a career in maintenance and manufacturing. Today, in his role as a Multicraft Maintenance Technician at Toyota Alabama,…

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