2019 Cohort Sponsors:

Applications for Fall 2019 are now open! Interested? Apply here by March 4th, 2019


Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician program. The program provides students the pathway to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable experience at a manufacturing company. In five semesters, graduates of the program earn an associate’s degree, multiple certifications, and log approximately 1,800 on-the-job hours at a sponsoring company.  If selected, students participate in the program’s 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 the sponsoring company. To learn more about the National FAME Program, click here.

Benefits to Students:

  • 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

  • Peer and self-assessments built into program

  • Opportunity to network with other students and apply that knowledge in the workplace

  • Potentially zero student-loan debt

Benefits to Business/Community:

  • Increases the skill level of employees in the manufacturing industry and helps to enhance the image of the manufacturing industry

  • Creates and promotes manufacturing-related career path opportunities

  • Community becomes a talent hub for training in Manufacturing

  • Investments in community, workforce, building pipeline, replacing aging workforce, networking, leverage for diversity

  • Investments in the workforce, business community, and overall well being of Findlay-Hancock County

In Hancock County, OH! FAME will launch their initial class in August 2019. There will be approximately twelve available slots with eight sponsoring companies. Students will have mentors and success coaches to help guide them through the process as well as coach them through career planning, financial stability, and personal growth.