DECATUR, Alabama – Ivanka Trump, advisor to the president, joined leaders of Toyota Motor North America and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park to announce an expansion of a program to develop skilled workers.
At an event held inside Alabama’s unique robotics training facility, officials announced that the operation of Toyota’s Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program will transition to The Manufacturing Institute, a NAM partner.
“FAME has set the standard for industry-driven apprenticeships, and by taking it nationwide, we will open the door to high-paying manufacturing jobs for Americans across the country,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, who also serves as chairman of the board of The Manufacturing Institute (MI).
FAME is an employer collaborative that consists of a two-year industrial degree known as the Advanced Manufacturing Technician program. AMT trains students of all ages and backgrounds to longtime manufacturing employees wanting to advance their career.