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SKYCTC to host SKY FAME Recruitment Night February 29, 2024

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Franklin, KY - On Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 6:00 p.m., Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College’s SKY FAME program will host a recruitment night for anyone interested in learning more about this work-and-learn program.

The Southcentral Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (SKY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement a work-and-learn style program to create a highly skilled talent pipeline. With SKY FAME, students can dive into a challenging advanced manufacturing career while earning a college degree and potentially graduate with zero student debt!  

Students selected will attend classes at SKYCTC Franklin-Simpson Center two days a week and work a minimum of 24 hours a week for a local manufacturer – all while being paid a competitive wage. Students study a multi-craft technical skill set, including electricity, robotics, fluid power, mechanics, fabrication, industrial troubleshooting, and much more. After five semesters, students will have earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology-Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track and over 1,800 hours of on-the-job work experience.  

Zachary Scott, a second-year SKY FAME student, added, “The SKY FAME program is unique because I can apply everything I learn at school on the job. I’ve had the best experience as a student while working and learning at Owl’s Head Alloys in Bowling Green, KY. We are lucky because Owl’s Head Alloys treats all its employees extremely well, and I have had an incredible learning experience developing as a maintenance technician. SKY FAME a game changer for my future.” 

SKY FAME is currently recruiting for its 9th cohort of students. The program, which began in 2016, has witnessed over 100 students graduate, working at one of 25 manufacturing facilities affiliated with the SKY FAME program.

The recruitment event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on February 29th at SKYCTC’s Franklin-Simpson Center located at 175 Davis Drive in Franklin, KY. Door Prizes to be given away include a 65” Smart TV, and a Dell Laptop valued at more than $800! Winners must be present to win. 

For more information about the event or SKY FAME, visit or contact Kelcie Richart at 270-901-1035 or Kaylah Hadden at 270-831-9840