The National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute and Toyota Motor North America on Tuesday announced the operational and stewardship transition of Toyota’s Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program to the MI.
Scoop: Ivanka Trump, manufacturing group to announce expansion of skilled training program https://t.co/ndd0WRKBfJ
— AlexGangitano (@AlexGangitano) September 10, 2019
NAM CEO Jay Timmons and MI Executive Director Carolyn Lee were joined by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump at Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Huntsville, AL, for the announcement.
Today, I am visiting the Alabama Robotics Technology Park to learn more about their FAME apprenticeship program and their partnership with @ShopFloorNAM (NAM signed our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers in July and committed to 1.2 Million NEW training opportunities!)
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 10, 2019
FAME apprentices receive a two-year industrial degree, Advanced Manufacturing Technician, while working in their sponsor’s manufacturing facility. FAME trains students of all ages and backgrounds, from recent high school graduates to experienced manufacturing employees looking to advance their careers.
.@ToyotaPolicy has built an incredible apprenticeship program with FAME. I’m honored that the @TheMFGInstitute will continue and build on that success. https://t.co/66Vz5w8313 pic.twitter.com/qygxa3fHga
— Carolyn Lee (@cleeNAM) September 10, 2019
FAME chapters are currently operating in 13 states, and the MI will expand the program nationwide.
Toyota is proud to have started this workforce development program and see it grow so more American workers can benefit. https://t.co/bqzbgBbrxa
— Toyota Policy (@ToyotaPolicy) September 10, 2019
Education pathways to skilled careers and an expansion of apprenticeship programs are key goals of the NAM and MI’s Creators Wanted Fund, a campaign to inspire more Americans to pursue careers in modern manufacturing.
Thanks again to @IvankaTrump for coming to @TheMFGInstitute’s and @ToyotaPolicy’s FAME apprenticeship announcement! Our industry is stepping up to provide opportunities for Americans to find meaningful careers. https://t.co/qw9ljPPClU
— Jay Timmons (@JayTimmonsNAM) September 10, 2019
For more information, read the MI’s press release.