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Cumberlands KY-FAME Chapter Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

The Cumberlands KY-FAME Chapter is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester. The KY-FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician program offers an opportunity for paid internships at local places of employment combined with college classes held at Somerset Community College resulting in an Associates of Applied Science degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology with an Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate. Students attend classes two full days per week (8 to 10 hours) at a Somerset Community College. Students work three days per week (typically 24 hours per week) at a manufacturing facility for a competitive wage while gaining hands-on experience.

The KY-FAME program is designed for anyone interested in a technical career, especially high school graduates with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, veterans with technical backgrounds or those already working in technical careers that are hoping to move up the career ladder.

Program applications are currently being accepted through January, 2016. To apply, visit www.KYFAME.com/students.

The Cumberlands Chapter of the KY-FAME program is also looking for additional companies to participate in the program. To find out more, contact Donnie Slagle, Toyoteusu Vice President of Administration, and Cumberlands KY FAME president, at dslagle@ttna.com or Alesa Johnson, associate dean of Workforce Solutions, at (606) 451-6693 or alesa.johnson@kctcs.edu.

KY-FAME pic

Above: Cumberlands Chapter members at the KY-FAME reception held at the Kentucky Governors Mansion on November 19, 2015. All chapters from around the state were invited to attend and participate in a meet and greet with members from the Cabinet for Economic Development, the Lt. Governor, KCTCS and the state KY-FAME board. It was a great opportunity to meet members and students from the other chapters and hear about what is happening in the other regions.

Front (L-R): Simon Mortimer, Aisin Automotive; Shirlene Taylor, Lake Cumberland Area Development District; Kim Menke, Toyota (TMMK); Mitchell Speaks, Cumberlands FAME Student, UGN; Crit Luallen, Kentucky Lt. Governor; and Greg Higdon, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

Back row (L-R): Alesa Johnson, Somerset Community College; Mardi Montgomery, Pulaski County Board of Education; Donnie Slagle, TTAI; and Homer Hazelbaker, Cumberlands FAME Student, TTAI