Begin your career of tomorrow, today!

You’re smart, career-focused and ready for a well-paying career right now. Consider a career in advanced manufacturing and apply to KY FAME for the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) work and learn opportunity.

An Introduction to KY FAME:

The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement apprenticeship-style training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. The primary method to achieve this goal is through partnerships with local educational institutions to offer the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT).  

In Just 5 semesters you can graduate with:

  • A two-year degree as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT)
  • Two years’ paid work experience
  • Little or no student loan debt
  • A potential job

Earn, learn, and complete the program:

While attending classes two full days per week (8-10 hours) at MCTC, you will be working 24 hours per week at a sponsor’s facility for a competitive wage.

KY FAME industry partners sponsor students in the program resulting in paid work experience which includes hands-on application of class concepts and the chance to observe the best practices of a world-class manufacturer.

Salary and benefits are determined by the individual manufacturer and shared with the student during the selection process. Pay increases are based on work performance evaluation and academic performance.  KY FAME students may be eligible for KEES scholarship funding, federal financial aid, and other scholarships.

In the classroom you will learn:

  • Electricity
  • Fabrication
  • Robotics
  • Fluid Power
  • Mechanics
  • And more…

Click here to view the AMT Pathway curriculum.

KY FAME program applicant needs to ...

  • Be 18 years old as of the first day of apprenticeship
  • Be a US citizen
  • Demonstrate academic success as measured through grades and assessments
  • Demonstrate college readiness as measured by college entrance assessment
  • Commit to remaining absolutely drug free
  • Be selected by a sponsoring company or chosen as an alternate

To be considered for the program, candidates must complete the KY FAME application (pdf). Candidates must also complete the MCTC admissions application and submit the required documents.  Only applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and submit the required documentation will be sent to the manufacturers for review and selection. 

See the KYFAME Flier (pdf) for additional information!

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For more information, contact our KY FAME Success Coach! To apply, complete the KY FAME application (pdf)!  

David Hatton
Instructor, Industrial Maintenance Technology KY FAME
Phone: (606) 759-7141 ext. 66189

Cindy Hurt
Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
Phone:  606-759-7141 ext. 66328