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Enrollment & Admission Timeline
High School Recruiting Visits
The First Public FAME Open House
Will be held in October 2023. Please stay tuned for the specific date.
The First Round of Interviews
Will be conducted for qualified applicants in November. Please stay tuned for the specific date. Early applicants who wish to be notified of selection earlier in the 2024 school year must apply before November 1.
The First Round of Selections
Will be announced in December. Students who are not selected may be asked to reinterview in February. The final selectees will be notified in April. You will also be notified in late April if you are not selected.
The Second Public Open House
Will be held in January. Please stay tuned for the specific date.
Applications Received After November 1
If a student hears of FAME USA later than November 1 or applies after November 1, their interviews will be conducted in February. They must apply before February 1st to be considered for Febuary interviews.
The Second Round of Interviews
Will be conducted in February. The remainder of the Kanawha Valley FAME cohort will be selected for this interview. The number of candidates selected will be determined by how many students are selected during early interviews in November.
Toyota West Virginia is Toyota’s only combined engine and transmission plant in North America. Additionally, Toyota West Virginia is the only manufacturing plant in North America to produce hybrid transaxles. The $1.8 billion facility employs approximately 2,400 team members under a nearly two million square foot facility. The plant has invested more than $10 million dollars in various local philanthropic and educational initiatives over the past two decades. Toyota West Virginia celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021.
1 Sugar Maple Ln
Buffalo, WV 25033
Nucor West Virginia
Nucor is North America’s most diversified and sustainable steel and steel products company. With the capability to produce 3 million tons of sheet steel annually, Nucor Steel West Virginia will be one of the most technically advanced steel mills with the lowest carbon footprint.
29618 Huntington Rd
Apple Grove, WV 25502
Kanawha Scales & Systems
Founded in 1954, Kanawha Scales & Systems (KSS), is a world leader in the industrial weighing and automation industries. KSS has built its reputation around the highest level of customer support, innovative technology, and dedicated account management customers require worldwide. While KSS offers various scales and instruments, the company also provides calibration and repairs, superior service, custom-built heavy-duty scale test equipment, automated truck and rail loadout systems, batching and filling systems, online analyzers, customized industrial solutions, and much more. With more than 200 employees, KSS has the collective knowledge and expertise to not only service all brands of scale equipment but to develop fully customized applications for customers’ weighing and measuring needs in a multitude of industries, including, but not limited to, aggregate, agriculture, chemicals & plastics, coal & mining, electric utilities, food & beverage, logistics, manufacturing, paper & textile, pharmaceutical, retail, steel, and waste.
111 Jacobson Dr
Poca, WV, 25159
Niterra North America, Inc.
Founded in 1936, Niterra North America, Inc., formerly NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., has been the world leader in technology, innovation, and world-class quality in designing spark plugs and oxygen sensors. In North America, Niterra North America, Inc., is headquartered in Wixom, MI, and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.
1 NGK Dr
Sissonville, WV 25320
Service Wire Co.
Since 1968, we’ve built a reputation backed by our commitment to best-in-class service, industry-leading inventory, and manufacturing the finest quality American-made wire and cable products in the industry. To ensure an exciting future, we will continue investing in the latest technology and hiring and retaining the right people, allowing us to deliver the best service to our customers. Our commitment to reinvesting in our people has been essential to our success. As a progressive employer, we have opportunities for talented and career-oriented individuals in our West Virginia, Texas, and Arizona facilities.
310 Davis Rd
Culloden, WV 25510
Appalachian Power – Mountaineer Power Plant
1347 Graham Station Rd
Letart, WV 25253
Forge a Rewarding Career Today!
Are you ready to shape the future of advanced manufacturing in West Virginia? The West Virginia Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (WV FAME) is calling on individuals like you to be a part of our mission. Our primary focus is clear: cultivating a highly skilled workforce through collaboration with industry and the community.
To be eligible for an AMT Work Sponsorship with one of BridgeValley’s manufacturing business partners, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
Students must apply online to the Kanawha Valley FAME at the link below.
18 Years of Age
Students must be 18 years of age by the first day of work sponsorship (1 week before the start of class).
Students must be illegal-drug-free and committed to remaining illegal-drug-free.
Meet Course Prerequisites
Students must meet prerequisites for English 101E and College Algebra (MATH 125) by the work/study sponsorship application close (March 1st).
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FAME by the Numbers
34 Chapters in 12 States
for Every Chapter
Growth in Total Students, 2021-2022
of On-the-Ground Experience for Each Graduate
85% of Graduates
Proceed to direct employment with their sponsoring company