Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) USA

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) was created by Toyota in 2010, and in 2019 was moved to the Manufacturing Institute - a workforce development and education partner of National Association for Manufacturers (NAM) - for national scaling, becoming FAME USA.

FAME supports workforce development and connects learners with the manufacturing industry through partnerships that provide work experience during classes at select community colleges. Learners in FAME programs gain hands-on experience and technical training while earning credit towards an associate’s degree.

The Advanced Manufacturing Business (AMB) pathway is designed to provide a transfer of credits from the FAME program into bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

FAME programs with paid apprenticeships are located across the country and are supported by more than 400 manufacturers.

Many of the state FAME programs have regional and local chapters.

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