Innovative Workforce Training Program Expands in Northeast Kentucky
One of the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized workforce training programs, the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME), expanded to northeast
Through KY FAME, high school graduates and adults can earn an associate degree in advanced manufacturing while gaining hands-on, paid experience at a sponsoring manufacturer. The apprenticeship-style, education-and-training program addresses a need for more technically skilled workers in advanced manufacturing.
“With this new KY FAME chapter, local employers and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System take a leadership role in creating a pipeline of highly skilled employees to grow the regional and statewide economy,” said Governor Bevin. “Congratulations to the northeast
Northeast KY FAME participants will enroll in the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at one of Maysville Community and
With the practical skills gained during their paid work experience, KY FAME graduates often take full-time positions with their sponsoring companies. Graduates can also continue their education toward bachelor’s degrees in engineering or business.
Other KY FAME chapters include the Bluegrass Region (central
Nearly a dozen sponsoring employers in the region joined the launch of the
A Raymond Tinnerman
East Kentucky Power
KDMK (Kyosan DENSO Manufacturing
The Walker Company
“It’s exciting to see KY FAME grow into the northeast
“Developing a skilled workforce is certainly the key to the success of our local communities in northeast
“MCTC is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of the Northeastern KY FAME partners by providing the students engaged in this work and learn program with the knowledge, skills and abilities desired by our regional industries,” said MCTC President Steve Vacik. “We understand that a skilled workforce is critical for business and industry and for the economic prosperity of our area. We are proud to be a partner in this exciting initiative.”
With the addition of Northeast KY FAME, the KY FAME partnership now includes more than 140 companies statewide.
To learn more about KY FAME, visit: http://www.KYFAME.com
(story provided by Jobs For Kentucky)