Federation for 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 seven 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. Click here to watch Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and former Mayor of Findlay, give a message to the 2019 OH! FAME cohort as the begin their journey.
To view a printable version, click here.
Complete the OH! FAME Application
Deadline to apply for the August of 2019 OH! FAME cohort: March 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Complete the Owens Admissions Application
When choosing a program of study, please select Associate of Technical Studies for the OH! FAME process
Schedule the Placement Test
Submit your Academic Transcripts
You will need to submit an official high school or GED transcript to the Owens Community College Records Office.
Your transcripts should be sent to Owens Community College/Records Office, P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo, OH 43699-1947.
If you graduated high school, you will need to call your high school and have them send your transcript.
If you earned your GED, you will need to visit www.gedtestingservice.com and send a GED transcript from the state. All transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope.
If you are transferring credits, you are considered a transfer student. You will complete different steps and should refer to the transfer website at www.owens.edu/admissions/transfer.html.
Complete your FAFSA
The FAFSA opens on October 1 and will let you know if grants and student loans are available to help pay for the expenses of college.
Owens school code is 005753.
2019 Cohort Sponsors:
Set Your Calendar:
Deadline to apply: March 4, 2019
OH! FAME interviews: March 18-29, 2019
Offers due from Business Sponsors by April 5, 2019
Acceptance letters due from OH! FAME Applicants by April 12, 2019
Signing Day for OH! FAME Applicants, Sponsors, Parents, and Community: May 8, 2019