Manufacturing Institute to Expand FAME Apprenticeship Program

September 11, 2019

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…

Take the Pledge for Action

Thank you for stepping forward to act—to increase equity and parity for underrepresented communities in the United States. The manufacturing executives on the National Association of Manufacturers’ Task Force on Closing the Opportunity Gap and the NAM Board of Directors,…


FAME Program Gives Student Jumpstart in Auto Career

October 18, 2019

Austin Wilhite comes from a woodworking family. But even a few years ago, when he was a teen working in his uncle’s framing business, Austin Wilhite couldn’t have imagined that an apprenticeship program would lead him to a career in…


FAME Program Puts Student on Road to Success

November 18, 2019

Terry McKelvey has always liked making things. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, he worked two part-time jobs in high school that showed him what modern manufacturing looked like. And when FAME program leaders visited the facility where he worked, he discovered…


FAME Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be

October 20, 2020

Would you believe that one apprenticeship program could add $45,000 to its graduates’ salaries? It sounds incredible, but that figure is from a new study by Opportunity America and the Brookings Institution. And the program in question is Kentucky FAME,…


ABB Apprentices Join the Next Generation of Manufacturers

December 9, 2021

As manufacturers work to fill the skills gap and hire more employees, some are modernizing a tried-and-true approach: taking on apprentices. In Fort Smith, Arkansas, ABB—an industrial electric motor and robotics manufacturer—is leading the way with its innovative program for…


NAM in 5 Photos: Week of Sept. 9

September 13, 2019

This week, the National Association of Manufacturers helped move the manufacturing industry forward on three major fronts. The NAM’s workforce and education partner, the Manufacturing Institute, announced it will expand Toyota North America’s successful FAME apprenticeship program nationwide. The MI’s…

Policy and Legal

Manufacturer Presses Congress on Workforce Development

September 29, 2021

  Manufacturers are working hard to create apprenticeship and workforce development programs that can help strengthen our industry, close the skills gap and prepare new workers for exciting, fulfilling careers. Last week, Leah Curry, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana,…