Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME)

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) was officially established in 2012 with the purpose of being a driving force in developing the future talent for manufacturers and employers of technical work. With the recent partnership of FAME, Garland ISD and the Garland Chamber, the manufacturers of Garland are in a unique position to find and develop their future workforce.


The purpose of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is to be the driving force for developing world-class technical talent for manufacturing and other employers of technical workers.  FAME strives to be a powerful conduit between industry and education.

Joining Forces for the Economic Development of Garland's Manufacturing Community

The Dallas TX FAME Chapter is working in partnership with Gilbreth-Reed Career Technical Center (GRCTC) and DCCCD's Richland College, to develop and implement a reliable pipeline of the next-generation of AMTs' that will aid in the economic development of the Garland Manufacturing Community.

The Junior/Senior students of the GRCTC are being invited to participate in the program, with the knowledge that if accepted, and meeting the requirement and qualification for the program, they will be able to start a career path with one of the participating companies.

To qualify for the program, the student must follow the rules, regulations, and meet the criteria of GRCTC graduation program, RLC application process, TX FAME application process, and participating companies’ application process, as determined by each entity. Please click on the TX FAME APPLICATION button to apply to TX FAME.

Program Overview

2 Year Associates Degree program, work 3 days and attend school for 2 days. As a participant in the AMT program, you will participate in hands-on training and education to develop you as a fully-rounded AMT, including:

  • Electricity, Problem Solving
  • Advanced Engineering Design, Math Science Blend
  • Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics, Professional Behaviors
  • Fabrication, TIG MIG
  • Outdoor Power Robotics
  • Other Specific Industry Skills

2020 Key Dates
  • Feb. 11: Parent Night
    • TX FAME application is open for submission. 
  • OPEN: Deadline for TX FAME applications
  • OPEN: Deadline for required documents
    • Resume
    • Essay
    • Recommendation Letter
    • College Acceptance Information
  • OPEN: Companies will conduct interviews with students and make their selections
  • OPEN: TX FAME Signing Day at Richland College Main Campus
    • 12800 Abrams Rd. Dallas, TX 75243
Ric Guerrero
"Let me know your needs to help build and retain your workforce."

I'm here to support the economic development and long-term sustainability of the Garland Community through result-oriented initiatives relating to business retention and workforce development.

Ric Guerrero

Director of Business Retention (469) 326-7412 ric.guerrero@garlandchamber.com