Colorado FAME

The Colorado Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (CO FAME) Program partners students with industry while they take classes at select community colleges. The goal is for students to gain valuable employment experience with manufacturing leaders while also completing their associate degree.

Male Student

College

  • Career-oriented and seeking rewarding work with attractive benefitts

  •  Interested in graduating debt-free

  • Someone who values hands-on training and education

  • Interested in pursuing a manufacturing and STEM-related career path

  • Wanting to advance quickly in your career to pursue the lifestyle you want

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Internship

  • Provides the educational component that awards an Associate degree

  • Degree programs vary, but all students will earn at least 60 credit hours

  • Five (5) straight semesters to complete the degree and program

  • Students work approx1,800 hours of on-the-job training and work experience to complement the academic experience

Engineers at work

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Upon completion of your apprenticeship students earn:

  • An Associate degree (2-year college degree)

  • At least 60 credit hours

  • Approximately 2 calendar years/1,800 hours of on-the-job training and work experience

  • Potentially zero student-loan debt so that you can graduate college debt free

  • Opportunity for full-time employment with a sponsoring employer

  • The opportunity to continue your education in an Advanced Manufacturing Business

    • Northwood University recognizes 60 credits to apply towards a bachelor of science in Lean Operations & Supply Chain Management, or in Applied Management

  • The opportunity to continue your education in an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer or Engineering Technician with a participating university

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