Advanced Manufacturing welcomes new student cohort

The Chamber recently celebrated the newest TX FAME (Texas Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education) student cohort.  Last week during the 2nd Annual Signing Day, the program welcomed 31 men and women to a career pathway toward becoming Advanced Manufacturing Technicians (AMTs).  The rigorous two-year program includes courses at the Alamo Colleges and first-hand experience in the field with industry partners.  By the end of the program, TX FAME students will earn a two-year associate’s degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, have two years of valuable industry experience, and have little to no student debt.

TX FAME is a collaborative workforce partnership between Bexar County, Alamo Colleges, and leading industry professionals like Caterpillar, CPS Energy, H-E-B, Joyson Safety Systems, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, and Toyotetsu Texas. The program was founded in 2016 as a systemic approach to the workforce shortages facing the advanced manufacturing industry.

Advanced manufacturing is one of the driving industries locally that offers a wide range of high wage, high demand jobs.  Ensuring a strong, sustainable talent pipeline for the industry is critical for the industry’s continued growth. For more info, please visit as well as follow TX FAME on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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