Interested in FAME? On Thursday May 19th, the Alabama East chapter is holding their signing day event from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Cheaha Center Lecture Hall in Anniston, Alabama. If you’d like more details, please email Keri Wood at kwood@gadsdenstate.edu.

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Paul Czarapata, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, gives his thoughts on the KCTCS and the FAME program: “We’re really proud of our Kentucky FAME program; that is the reason we were able to get that training facility in Hardin County. Ford looked at what we’ve done with Toyota, and what we’ve…

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Read about the Alabama FAME Rocket City Chapter that trains students for manufacturing technician jobs. Twenty sponsor companies from across the Rocket City hand-select students in the FAME program to come and work at their facility. “We’re coming in with two years of experience,” said Riley Nave, a first-year student. “We know how the plant…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Daytona State College has officially launched Florida’s first chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), a collaborative effort between DSC and local manufacturers designed to match students in the Associate of Science Engineering Technology program with job opportunities in the community. A group of nine students who make up the first cohort were…

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Volusia and Flagler counties are embarking this month on one of the nation’s most respected and innovative programs for educating and advancing skilled workers into the local manufacturing industry. FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) operates through an ‘earn while you learn’ model. Ten participating companies are sponsoring students who will divide their week between…

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The past 18 months have been trying for students of all ages, as they have navigated virtual learning in place of or in combination with in-person classes. But for many of those enrolled in the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program, 2020 and 2021 have presented a unique educational and professional opportunity. The background: Founded by Toyota…

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When Kristy Willis moved to Louisiana, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. Her 15-year marriage had ended in divorce, and she needed to find a way to support herself and her four children. She began by searching for a college where she could gain additional education and skills—and when she came across…

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