BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A new program is training the next workforce of skilled technicians. A open house was held Wednesday afternoon at BPCC for people interested in studying manufacturing for apprenticeships to develop skilled technicians to work at six different local companies. Which include Benteler Steel Tube, Frymaster, Maxim Watermakers, Music Mountain Water,…

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There will be a signing ceremony for the members of a new Northwest Louisiana chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (NWLA FAME). This apprenticeship program will develop a pipeline of skilled technicians to support the regional manufacturing sector. The NWLA FAME chapter members include Benteler Steel/Tube, Frymaster, Maxim Watermakers, Music Mountain Water, Prolec…

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (May 20, 2022) Spencer Harned has been named the 2022 HOPFAME Distinguished Graduate at Hopkinsville Community College.  Harned earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in industrial maintenance technology upon graduation and completion of the HOPFAME program, which is a work-and-learn partnership between HCC and nearly 20 regional manufacturers.   Harned, who was…

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NEWNAN, GA (May 19, 2022) – Kelcie Richart, Campus Director of the Franklin-Simpson Center at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), was presented with the Dr. George Giacumakis Innovation Award at the 25th annual conference of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA).  The NABCA George Giacumakis Innovation Award is given to an academic…

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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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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (March 3, 2022) Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will host a HOPFAME open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the Emerging Technologies Building on HCC’s Hopkinsville campus. The event is an informational session for individuals and their families who are interested in a career in advanced manufacturing and are available to…

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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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