Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education
The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is the premier advanced manufacturing workforce education and development program, helping students become highly skilled, globally competitive, well-rounded and sought-after talent that can meet the unique needs and challenges of today’s modern manufacturing workforce. It is supported by the National Association of Manufacturers and numerous global manufacturing companies. Read more at fame-usa.com.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program administered under the FAME model leverages a work/learn framework to weave technical knowledge, professional behaviors and distinct manufacturing core exercises into a focused co-op experience to build global-best, entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians. AMT students will gain experience within a modern manufacturing environment, as well as a simulated shop floor for classroom experience, to become global-best, entry-level, multiskilled maintenance technicians. The practice areas include electricity, robotics, fluid power, mechanics, fabrication, industrial troubleshooting and more, as well as lessons that tackle the Manufacturing Core Exercises (MCEs) and Professional Behaviors. AMT graduates will receive an associate degree with at least 60 credit hours and earn 1,800 hours of on-the-job, paid work experience and training that will launch their career as a manufacturing technician. AMTs are prepared for an accelerated career in maintenance upon graduation.

As of 2022, there are 33 FAME chapters in 12 states including two chapters in northern Louisiana: NWLA FAME and GeauxFAME.

The first step to a rewarding career as a manufacturing maintenance technician starts with your application, so apply today!


NWLA FAME Chapter is located in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. Their educational institution partner is Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). The chapter's industry partners include: Frymaster (a Welbilt Brand), Benteler Steel/Tube, Prolec GE, Maxim Watermakers, Ternium USA, and Music Mountain Water. 

The NWLA FAME chapter was founded in late 2021 and is currently looking for applicants to fill the program's inaugural class of Fall 2022. Interviews for the 2022 Class of AMTs are happening now so apply today!

Visit ApplytoFAME.com to apply for the program.


GeauxFAME Chapter is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Their educational institution partner is Bossier Parish Community College at Natchitoches, and the chapter's industry partners include: Boise Cascade, RoyOMartin, Alliance Compressors, Weyerhaeuser, Stella-Jones, International Paper, AFCO and Pilgrim’s Pride. Learn more and apply today here.