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The FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program facilitates employer-led partnerships between your company and local educational institutions and establishes a channel for recruiting diverse, high-achieving and career-oriented students. The cooperative of local employers that make up a FAME Chapter will generate a continuous pipeline of skilled technicians through the AMT program. Because many NFPA members tell us that they are not only looking for fluid power technicians, but also general manufacturing talent, this is an excellent program to take part in.
Over five-semesters and a weekly schedule of three days at work paired with two days in a shop-floor emulation at the college partner campus, students earn a paycheck to defray associated tuition and fees as they earn an associate degree and learn technical and personal skills that greatly accelerate their maintenance career to become global-best, entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians. The practice areas include electricity, robotics, fluid power, mechanics, fabrication, industrial troubleshooting and more, as well as lessons that tackle the Manufacturing Core Exercises (MCEs) and Professional Behaviors.
AMT graduates will receive an associate degree with at least 60 credit hours and earn 1,800 hours of on-the-job, paid work experience and training that will launch their career as a manufacturing technician. AMTs are prepared for an accelerated career in maintenance upon graduation. Local industry can get involved by helping to interview student candidates and then hiring/paying for the three days they are at work at your company. Once the student completes the FAME program, you have the option to hire on as a full-time employee.
There are 39 FAME Chapters in 17 states. These include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Now is a great time to get involved in order to help recruit and ultimately sponsor a student for the next Summer/Fall program start. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 345-0365 if you are interested.
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