Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Celebrates Successful Signing Day Event

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29 Aug 2023

News, TX FAME Lone Star, Manufacturing, TSTC

Seguin, TX, USA / Seguin Today
Cindy Aguirre

(Guadalupe County) — The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education: Lone Star Chapter (TX FAME Lone Star) & Texas State Technical College (TSTC) proudly announces the successful launch of its inaugural cohort and the celebration of the official Signing Day event, held on Monday, August 21, 2023, at the FAME Technical center. This momentous occasion brought together 14 Advanced Manufacturing Technicians (AMTs) and eight leading manufacturing companies from Seguin and New Braunfels to celebrate the future of the manufacturing industry.

“Today marks a truly momentous occasion. Every step of the way, from the dedicated TX FAME Lone Star Chapter and Texas State Technical College to the supportive sponsoring employers, Seguin and New Braunfels EDCs, and every individual in the expansive tapestry of collaboration, we’ve witnessed an extraordinary effort to bring this program to fruition. This beginning stands as the crowning achievement of countless hours of hard work and determination. It brings me immense joy to initiate these exceptional AMTs on their voyage towards a superior technical education,” Jason Dinscore, President, TX FAME Lone Star Chapter.

Orientation Week and the inaugural Signing Day for the TX FAME Lone Star Chapter marked a pivotal moment in the journey of aspiring skilled workers in the region. This event, co-organized by TSTC and TX FAME, acknowledges and endorses the commitment of the upcoming workforce to excel in advanced manufacturing careers. The occasion serves as a vital bridge between the burgeoning talent pool and the evolving demands of industry. By nurturing such connections, this event cultivates an ecosystem that not only propels economic expansion but also fuels the spirit of innovation within the manufacturing sector.

The education and training opportunity created by the partnership between the FAME Lone Star Chapter, local industry leaders and TSTC will serve to ensure a well-trained advanced manufacturing workforce in the Central Texas community for years to come,” said Jonathan Hoekstra, executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer at TSTC. “This signing event is the next step in each student’s preparation to take their place in the Texas workforce as they move towards a higher paying technical career.

Signing Day constituted only a fragment of the AMTs’ involvement during orientation week, a comprehensive event that marked the chapter’s inception. Amidst this week, the AMTs undertook a multifaceted role encompassing the initiation of new students into the program’s fundamental tenets, curriculum insights, and immersive hands-on training prospects. Beyond that, TX FAME and TSTC adeptly guided the newcomers through a comprehensive orientation encompassing industry standards, safety protocols, team dynamics, and the intricacies of collaborative learning. This collective effort fostered a resilient groundwork, empowering the incoming students as they embark on their transformative educational journey within the FAME framework.

The launch of the chapter as well as orientation week would not have been possible without the generous support of our partners, including GVEC, CMC Steel Texas, Caterpillar Foundation, Seguin Economic Development Corporation, and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation. Chapter Sponsors for the first cohort include CMC Steel Texas, Caterpillar Inc, Republic Plastics, Alamo Industrial, Cavco Industries, HEB, Continental Automotive Systems, Texas Tito’s and Detex. TX FAME Lone Star extends its heartfelt gratitude to all those who contributed to making this program come to fruition.

For more information about TX FAME Lone Star and its initiatives, please visit www.lonestarfame.com. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or support TX FAME Lone Star’s mission, please contact Jason Dinscore at jason.dinscore@cmc.com. Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a coeducational two-year institution of higher education offering courses of study in technical vocational education for which there is demand within the state of Texas. Texas State Technical College System shall contribute to the educational and economic development of the state of Texas by offering occupationally oriented programs with supporting academic course work, emphasizing highly specialized advanced and emerging technical and vocational areas for certificates or associate degrees.

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) network is comprised of employer-led chapters sponsoring students through a work/learn model over five semesters in conjunction with a college partner. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program, a FAME co-op, produces global-best, entry-level multiskilled maintenance technicians to excel in today’s advanced manufacturing environments. The FAME USA network is managed and supported by The Manufacturing Institute; learn more at FAME-USA.com.

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