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Henderson Community College to Recognize Incoming HCC FAME Students at Signing Day

Henderson Community College to Recognize Incoming HCC FAME Students at Signing Day

Bill Stephens

July 2nd, 2019

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Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) will recognize students who have been chosen for the 2019 HCC FAME program as part of a Signing Day Ceremony on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM in the Stagg Room of the Preston Arts Center on the HCC campus. This event is open to the public.


HCC FAME, formerly Kyndle FAME, is a partnership between the HCC FAME Chapter of KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) and Henderson Community College. This program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at the manufacturing facility of a sponsoring company. Current HCC FAME sponsors include Audubon Metals, Big Rivers Electric, Gibbs Die Casting, Pioneer Plastics, Riverview Coal, Shamrock Technologies, and Vibracoustic.
HCC FAME students are high school graduates (or equivalent) who have been selected by local employers to participate in the program’s 40 hour per week, apprenticeship-style format. The students will attend courses at HCC two days a week while working three days a week at the sponsoring company.


“I’m excited as we approach signing day for the third cohort of the HCC FAME program. It was just in May that our first class of HCC FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technicians graduated. All the graduates were hired by their sponsoring companies and are using their highly sought after technical skills to contribute to their company’s success. Its programs such as HCC FAME that help fill the shortage of highly skilled workers in the technical and maintenance field. We are truly excited to welcome our newest cohort into the HCC FAME family,” said Mr. Mike Jussila, Chapter President of HCC FAME. Dr. Jason Warren, President & CEO of HCC, adds, “We were so excited that our first cohort graduated this past May. It was tremendously rewarding to see the students in the inaugural class get hired by our HCC FAME partners. With a strong second cohort in place and this new third class coming in, word is getting out that the earn while you learn program is here to stay.”


To learn more about the HCC FAME program, visit https://henderson.kctcs.edu/workforce-solutions/hcc-fame/index.aspx or contact Amanda Blohm-Thompson, HCC FAME Success Coach at amanda.blohm@kctcs.edu or 270-831-9835. Henderson Community College is located at 2660 S. Green Street in Henderson, KY.

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