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FAME enrolling for second cohort

Fame student works in labThe first students of KY FAME s earn-while-you-learn Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) are in their second semester. I see a lot of potential in the future, said student Austin Kennedy, excitedly. It makes me take the AMT program seriously because it s a great opportunity.

Austin and 10 other students are part of the two-year program that teaches recent high school graduates the skills needed for a successful career in manufacturing. Students are sponsored by local companies like GE Appliances and nth/works, where they spend part of their week working and earning money. The other half of the week they develop skills in JCTC s hands-on lab. With the help of a teacher and trainers, students learn subjects like maintenance, safety and electricity.

Austin, a recent graduate of Bullitt Central, works at Clariant. I m very proud him, said Austin s father, Dave Kennedy.

A benefit of the program is that students experience the real-life applications of what they learn as part of the AMT program s curriculum. I like being able to take what I learn in the classroom and apply it to my job in training and maintenance, said AMT student Megan Henry, who is sponsored by GE Appliances. Everything I m learning in the AMT program I can use in the real world.

KY FAME is currently accepting applications. Visit for instructions on how to apply.