HCC hosting KY FAME open house

Hopkinsville Community College will host a KY FAME open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 15 in the Technology Center for individuals who are interested in a career in advance manufacturing.

The nationally recognized Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education program is a partnership between HCC and 14 regional manufacturers located in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Crittenden counties. The goal is to implement apprenticeship style training that creates a pipeline of skilled workers.

KY FAME participants attend classes two days a week and work at a sponsoring manufacturer for a competitive wage a minimum of 24 hours each week. Students who complete the five-semester program receive an associate in applied science degree and often graduate with zero student-loan debt.

HCC is currently accepting applications for the fall 2018 cohort which will begin classes on August 13, 2018. To be considered for the program, an applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and meet minimum requirements on standardized tests in English, math and reading.