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About FAME 

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education  (FAME) is a  nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing TechnicianFame Banner (AMT) program. The earn-while-you-learn model provides students the pathway to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable experience at a sponsoring company. In two years, graduates of the program earn an Engineering Technology Associate of Science degree, and log approximately 1,800 paid on-the-job hours at their sponsoring company. Click here to see all required courses.

If selected, students participate in the 40+ hour per week training program where they attend college two days a week and work three days a week (at least 24 hours) at their sponsoring company. 

Why is FAME the right choice for you?

As a student, you will find:

  • Career development throughout the program, leading to potential employment at an advanced level
  • Enhanced soft skills and professional practices including work attendance, initiative, interpersonal relations, teamwork, communication, and more
  • Potentially zero student-loan debt

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  • Increased level of skill of the employees in the manufacturing industry
  • Opportunities to promote the manufacturing industry within the community 
  • A ready workforce pipeline of well trained employees

Program Eligibility 

Employers will review and select potential students on the following criteria: 

  • Be 18 years of age by program start date
  • Have a Standard High School Diploma or GED
  • Be a US citizen or eligible for work in the US
  • Demonstrate academic success as measured through grades and class rank
  • Meet placement test score requirements
  • Commitment to remaining drug-free

Continued Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of C or better in all courses throughout the program
  • Minimum of “satisfactory” on all work evaluations throughout the program

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2021 Cohort Sponsors:

 Volusia Manufacturing Association  Over 450 Manufacturers in Volusia and Flagler Counties 
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