Calhoun’s Career Services Department Is Accepting Applications for the F.A.M.E. Amt Program
February 7, 2018
Calhoun Community College’s Career Services department is currently accepting applications for the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (F.A.M.E.) Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT).
The F.A.M.E. AMT Program is a partnership among Calhoun Community College, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and other area manufacturing businesses and industries. Each year, approximately 15-20 students are selected to be a part of this exclusive two-year technical degree program, which includes cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with the opportunity to learn highly sought-after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer.
The F.A.M.E AMT program is ideal for students who have a high interest in STEM or who have participated in activities such as the BEST Robotics competition or Project Lead the Way. Students interested in applying must test into credit-bearing math and English courses based on their ACT or Accuplacer score.
“Once enrolled in the program, students have the opportunity to begin working with sponsor companies such as Brown Precision Inc., EFi Automotive, Georgia-Pacific, Packaging Corporation of America, Polaris, Snap-on Tools, Sonoco and Toyota. Starting salaries begin at $13.55/hour with the potential for performance-based raises and bonuses,” commented Kelli Morris, Director of Career Services and Co-op Learning.
The program boasts a 100% in-field placement rate for graduates. Students have the potential to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced
Manufacturing and two years of industry experience, without any school-related debt. As Carson Pack, AMT Program graduate and now a Toyota employee, explained, “The program is very beneficial for your career. It’s a great way to get paid, gain experience, and earn a degree.” Interested students can apply online at calhoun.edu/fame until 11:59 PM CST on March 1, 2018. For more information, please contact Kelli Morris at 256-306-2993 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.