FAME at Wallace: Crafting Tomorrow’s Leaders in Advanced Manufacturing - Wallace Community College

FAME at Wallace: Crafting Tomorrow’s Leaders in Advanced Manufacturing

Wiregrass FAMEWallace Community College-Dothan is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Wiregrass FAME, an innovative Advanced Manufacturing program offered to students as a chapter of the Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education. Launching in Fall 2024, the Wiregrass FAME program will provide students with industry-relevant skills and prepare them for successful careers in the evolving world of manufacturing.

“We are excited to introduce the Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education program at Wallace Community College. FAME represents a significant step forward in our commitment to training students with the skills and knowledge needed to serve growing industry needs in advanced manufacturing,” said Martha Compton, Associate Dean of Wallace Community College.

The Wiregrass FAME program is designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. The Alabama FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) includes a two-year technical associate degree that combines a cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, and highly sought-after business principles and best practices of a world-class manufacturer. Students enrolled in FAME will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, working directly with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. The curriculum aligns with local industry needs, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped with the skills and knowledge demanded by the rapidly advancing manufacturing sector.

Key Program Features:

  • Industry-Integrated Curriculum: FAME’s curriculum is developed in collaboration with leading manufacturing experts, guaranteeing that students receive the most up-to-date and relevant education.
  • Paid Internships: FAME students participate in paid internships with industry partners, providing invaluable practical experience and networking opportunities.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Through support from ACCS, Wallace Community College has invested in facilities and equipment to create an optimal learning environment for FAME students.

Wiregrass FAME is a partnership among Alabama Community College System (ACCS), Wallace Community College, FAME USA, and eight local employers: Cook’s Saw Manufacturing, LLC, Dunbarton Corporation, Flagstone Foods, Michelin Tire, Nucor Tubular Products, REX Lumber, LLC, Smartlam North America, LLC, and Wayne-Sanderson Farms.

Enrollment for the Wiregrass FAME program is now open. The deadline for application is deadline April 1, 2024. Interested individuals can learn more about the FAME program and the application process by visiting wallace.edu or applytofame.com.

For more information or application assistance, contact Martha Compton, Associate Dean of CTE through e-mail at mcompton@wallace.edu or phone at 334-556-6822.