The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program. The earn-while-you-learn model provides students the pathway to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable experience at a sponsoring company. In less than 2 years, graduates of the program earn an Associate degree, an AMT Certification, and log approximately 1,800 on-the-job hours at their sponsoring company. If selected, students participate in the 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 their 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 launched their initial cohort in August 2019. Eleven AMTs joined the program sponsored by seven different manufacturers. Students 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.
2019 Cohort Sponsors:
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Complete the OH! FAME Application
Priority Deadline to apply for OH! FAME’s 2020 AMT cohort: December 13, 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.
Set Your Calendar:
Deadline to apply: December 13, 2019
OH! FAME amt interviews: February 3 - 14, 2020
Offers due from Business Sponsors by April 3, 2020
Acceptance letters due from OH! FAME Applicants by April 10, 2020
Signing Day for OH! FAME Applicants, Sponsors, Parents, and Community: May 2020