The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (Texas 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. We achieve this goal through partnerships to offer the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) and the Texas FAME Accelerated Skills Training Program (Texas FAST).

The purpose of Texas FAME is to be the catalyst for developing world-class technical talent for manufacturing. Texas FAME will strive to be a conduit between industry and education with a primary focus on meeting the needs of manufacturers.

Texas FAME works closely with educational institutions to establish and endorse programs and curricula that develop the necessary skill-sets for individuals to be prepared in Bexar County’s growing job market. Texas FAME collaborates with industry, educators, and the public sector to:

  • Jointly oversee the establishment of strategic objectives and policies to address workforce shortages and lead future talent pipeline development efforts for advanced manufacturing industries in Bexar County;
  • Increase the skills levels of employees in the manufacturing industry;
  • Improve the image of the manufacturing industry;
  • Promote manufacturing-related career pathway opportunities;
  • Facilitate effective coordination among private companies, K-12 and higher education, and County resources in order to link workforce development efforts across Bexar County.

Expectations from participating companies are to actively engage in committees and further the Texas FAME goals outlined above.

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