GO FAME, the Greater Owensboro Chapter of KY FAME, is a unique opportunity for those wanting to earn a great career and a college degree at the same time and with little or no college debt!

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GO FAME, the Greater Owensboro Chapter of KY FAME. KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) is based on the nationally recognized Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) and Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (CMM) program. This work, earn, and learn model allows participating students to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable work experience in a manufacturing company. 

Interested GO FAME applicants must be high school graduates (or equivalency) and be willing to participate in the programs 40 hour per week, apprenticeship-style format. If selected, students will attend college two days a week while working three days a week at a sponsoring company. In as little as 18 months (5 semesters), you can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Plus, with the practical skills gained during the paid work experience, students may get a full-time job with your sponsoring company. Or, you may decide to further their technical education to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

How does the GO FAME program work?

The GO FAME program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the manufacturing facility of a sponsoring company. Classes will be offered at Owensboro Community and Technical Colleges Main Campus in Owensboro. As a student of the GO FAME program, you agree to:

  • Attend two full days of classroom instruction per week
  • Maintain a C or higher average in all classes to remain eligible
  • Work three days a week earning a wage set by your sponsoring company.

Who gets selected for GO FAME?

Along with the admission application, company personnel may review and select potential students on the following criteria:

  • Academic Success: measured through grades and class rank
  • Math Capability: measured through test scores such as ACT, COMPASS, etc.
  • Drug Free: commitment to remaining absolutely drug free

For more information or to apply to the GO FAME program, please contact Workforce Solutions at 270-686-4444.


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