Apprenticeship Training

Our course offerings are designed for students who wish to have a job that pays a family-sustaining wage. We have several programs that will accommodate your work schedules and are paths into Manufacturing or Business Careers.  They are:

 

What is GO FAME?

GO FAME, the Greater Owensboro Chapter of KY FAME, is pleased to announce a new opportunity for those wanting to earn a great career and a college degree at the same time and with little or no college debt! 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 and earn 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, you will attend college two days a week while working three days a week at your sponsoring company. In as little as 18 months (5 semesters), you can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Plus, with the practical skills you gain during your paid work experience, you may get a full-time job with your sponsoring company. Or, you may decide to further your technical education to obtain a bachelors 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 katie.vincent@kctcs.edu or call 270-686-4444

What is Tech X?


TECHNICAL TRAINING:
  • HANDS-ON
  • SHORT TERM
  • DAY OR EVENING
  • GEARED TO ADULT  LEARNERS
  • MULTIPLE CAREER PATHS
  • FINANCIAL AID AND JOB PLACEMENT ADVISEMENT

OCTC's Tech X initiative is a multi-craft technologist program that offers hands-on training in a real-world, industrial environment. Tech X is short for “Tech eXpress” as this program can be completed in 7 to 9 months. 

Multi-Craft Technologists will be preparing for a journey into life-long learning and adjusting as technology changes. Foundations in Robotics, Machine Tool, Welding, Fabrication and Material Handling will be progressive and participating students will earn a Gas Welder Certificate, Arc Cutter Certificate, Production Line Welder Certificate and a Forklift Operators Certificate upon completion of the coursework.

Two tracks are offered that provide flexibility for a variety of non-traditional, time-challenged adults. The daytime option will allow students to attend classes eight hours per day, three days per week for a seven-month period. The evening option will allow students to attend classes four hours per evening, four nights per week for a nine-month period.

Students will also receive concierge-like services from a Career Navigator/Success Coach who will counsel them about financial aid and job placement options available to them.

For more information about OCTC's Tech X, please contact project director, David Ashley via e-mail at david.ashley@kctcs.edu.​

What is Go Careers?

GO Careers focuses on non-manufacturing careers in Business.

Interested GO Careers 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, you will attend college two days a week while working three days a week at your sponsoring company. In as little as 18 months (5 semesters), you can earn an Associates degree. Plus, with the practical skills you gain during your paid work experience, you may get a full-time job with your sponsoring company. Or, you may decide to further your business or health education to obtain a bachelors degree.

How does the GO Careers program work?

The GO Careers program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the business or health 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 CAREERS 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 CAREERS?

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 CAREERS program, please contact katie.vincent@kctcs.edu or call 270-686-4444.

The IBEW Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has requested that OCTC Workforce Solutions provide training to its apprentices preparing for the Journeyman Electrical state license. This training is comprised of five years of technical studies and on-the-job training. Workforce Solutions provides the technical training components which will prepare participants for high wage, competitive careers, while supporting the economic viability of the IBEW employer member affiliates - electrical contractors, public utilities, electrical equipment services, cable television and related telecommunication entities.

For more information about how your company or union can participate in an apprenticeship program,  call 270-686-4444

 

For more information about how your company or union can participate in an apprenticeship program,  call 270-686-4444