What is GO FAME and Go Careers?

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.

 GO Careers focuses on non-manufacturing careers that lead to an Associate's Degree in Business Administration or Medical Assisting .

Interested GO FAME/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 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/GO Careers 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; and, 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