With an associate degree, graduates can pursue several career avenues. They can move into full-time positions, working with their sponsor or another employer, to focus on developing their craft. Or, if the graduate wishes to continue his or her education along same track, many of Kentucky’s institutions offer bachelor’s degree programs in advanced manufacturing, engineering or related fields. KY FAME graduates are also well positioned to pursue bachelor’s degrees in business for futures as managers, directors or entrepreneurs.
In addition to classroom training and job experience, KY FAME empowers students with professional-behavior skills including attendance, diligence, written and verbal communications, interpersonal relations and teamwork. These skills put our KY FAME graduates head and shoulders above their peers in the job market.
Why does Advanced Manufacturing make a great career choice?
Kentucky’s manufacturing industry is growing strong and its products are in high demand. But industry leaders all voice the same concern; they cannot find the skilled workforce they need. Therefore, advanced-manufacturing employees are in high demand and receive above-average pay. The average annual income for manufacturing employees in Kentucky is $55,942, significantly more than the average of $42,632 for all other industries. In addition to pay advantages, jobs related to advanced-manufacturing show higher levels of retention, with turnover rates almost 3% lower than in other industries. The employees of this industry are skilled, well paid and involved in innovative and challenging work.
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