GO FAME, the Greater Owensboro Chapter of KY FAME, is pleased to announce a new opportunity for employers looking for skilled workers! An affiliate of KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education), GO FAME links employers with outstanding candidates interested in earning a great career and a college degree at the same time, graduating with little or no college debt! Through a “work and earn” model, employers select qualified applicants to participate in an accelerated program where they earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable work experience in a manufacturing company.

While GO FAME started with advanced manufacturing, it became evident the model could work in all industry sectors where professional, skilled technicians are required, from healthcare to service-related businesses. Consequently, GO FAME was the first chapter in Kentucky to take this important step and launch GO CAREERS - the first non-manufacturing program in Kentucky that utilizes the GO FAME model to train the next generation of the financial services workforce.

How does the GO FAME program work?

The GO FAME/GO CAREERS program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the sponsoring company. Classes will be offered on-line or at an Owensboro Community and Technical College campus. Students participating in the GO FAME/GO CAREERS Business Administration program option:

  • Attend two half days of classroom instruction per week in addition to on-line coursework.
  • Maintain a “C” or higher average in all classes.
  • Work a minimum of three days full days a week at a compensation rate no lower than $12 per hour.

Interested GO FAME applicants must be high school graduates (or equivalency) and be willing to participate in the program’s apprenticeship-style format. In as little as 18 months (5 semesters), successful participants earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Program credit is transferable for individuals interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree at any SACS accredited public or private university.

For more information or to apply to the GO FAME program, please contact cindy.fiorella@kctcs.edu.