Earn a competitive wage while attending college! The Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (F.A.M.E.) Program partners students with industry while they take classes at select community colleges. The goal is for students to gain valuable employment experience with manufacturing leaders while also completing their associate degree.

What is FAME?
The Alabama FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) program blends classroom instruction with on-site experience at the world-class manufacturing facilities in North Alabama. The AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program) pathway includes a two-year associate degree that combines a cutting-edge curriculum, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought-after business principles and best practices of world-class manufacturers.

North Alabama is home to three FAME chapters hosted by

Over two years, students can earn as much as $33,500, which with planning can cover all of a student’s education expenses. There are also potential grants and financial aid. While not guaranteed, there will be opportunities for the sponsor company to hire graduates as full time employees. Graduates of the AMT program will be equipped with the needed skills and experience that many manufacturing companies are actively seeking.

The deadline for applications is ending soon. For more information:

FAME information flyer for high school seniors