About the Program

KYFAME is an Advanced Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship program designed to fill the workforce skills gap that exists in that area. School and work at the same time for two years.

The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual track, 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) .

Introduction Video


The purpose of the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education Inc. (KY FAME) is to be the catalyst for developing world-class technical talent for manufacturing.  KY FAME will strive to be a conduit between industry and education with a primary focus on meeting the needs of manufacturers.

Vision & Goals

KY FAME works closely with educational institutions to establish and endorse programs and curricula that develop the necessary skill-sets for students to be prepared in Kentucky’s manufacturing job market. KY FAME collaborates with Kentucky manufacturers, educators, and the public sector to:

  • Increase the skills levels of employees in the manufacturing industry;
  • Improve the image of the manufacturing industry;
  • Promote manufacturing-related career pathway opportunities;
  • Implement the industrial maintenance technician development program known as the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT);
  • Support the creation of additional skills training programs in the model of AMT to increase the skills levels of manufacturing employees.

Northeast Kentucky Chapter

  • Bath
  • Boyd
  • Bracken
  • Fleming
  • Greenup
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Montgomery
  • Robertson
  • Rowan
  • Stephanie Gastauer, Stober Drives, Inc.
  • Cooper Standard
  • CTI Foods
  • East Kentucky Power
  • International Paper
  • KDMK
  • MACA Plastics
  • Morehead Wood Products
  • Regal Beloit
  • Stober Drives
  • The Walker Company
  • Tyson Foods
  • SRG Global