A partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement a work-and-learn style training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers.

Program Contact
Amanda Blohm-Thompson
HCC FAME Success Coach
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what is HCC Fame?

Henderson Community College (HCC) FAME is a work-and-learn opportunity for those wanting a great career and a college degree at the same time with little or no college debt! Kentucky (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 program model allows participating students to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable work experience in industrial maintenance.

Interested HCC FAME applicants must be high school graduates (or equivalent) and be willing to participate in the program’s 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 few 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 bachelor’s degree.

HCC FAME student standing in a lab.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

associate in applied science (AAS) - Industrial Maintenance Technology (Advanced Manufacturing technician) Track Requirements

What is required of me?

The HCC FAME program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the manufacturing facility of a sponsoring company. Classes will be offered at Henderson Community College’s Henderson Campus. As a student of the HCC 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.
  • Remain 100% illegal drug-free.
 Classes begin August 2024!

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Checklist for Application to the HCC FAME program:

HCC FAME sponsor companies

  • Accuride
  • Audubon Metals
  • Berry Global
  • Brenntag
  • Century Aluminum
  • Cresline
  • Gibbs
  • Huff Technologies
  • Hydro Aluminum
  • International Paper
  • Pioneer Plastics
  • Pratt Paper
  • Riverview Coal
  • Shamrock Technologies
  • Vibracoustic

Check out these HCC FAME sponsor companies to learn more!

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Audubon Metals

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