Hudson Technologies is proud to be part of Florida’s first FAME (Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education) chapter to bring real-life manufacturing skills into the careers of students through a nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program.

The chapter’s partnership with Daytona State College brought real-life manufacturing skills, including lean manufacturing strategies, teamwork, and professionalism, to Florida’s young workforce. This press release was originally distributed on March 10, 2020 to the local communities.





For Immediate Release

March 10, 2020







FAME – Build a Challenging, Well-Paying, and Sustainable Career


Local business leaders from Flagler and Volusia counties have established Florida’s first FAME (Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education) chapter. This program was developed by Toyota and serves to solve a local skills trade shortage while providing a pathway for people to earn a technical AS degree debt-free. The FLFAME – Sunshine chapter has partnered with Daytona State College to provide the classroom and hands-on technical training in multiple manufacturing disciplines including electronics, mechanical, hydraulics, and automation. Moreover, AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technician) students will be trained in formal business tools such as developing a safety culture, quality tools, lean manufacturing, and workplace organization while learning professional behaviors like attendance, teamwork, communication and initiative. AMT students will attend DSC two (2) days per week for five (5) straight semesters while working for a sponsoring business three (3) days per week. This is an “earn while you learn” program and classes start next fall.

Currently, there are thirty-three (33) FAME chapters across thirteen (13) states and participation continues to grow. The FLFAME – Sunshine chapter is structured as a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), and was formed by businesses leaders at Dougherty Manufacturing, Boston Whaler, American Radionics, and Hudson Technologies. The chapter is positioned to begin accepting business members that want to participate by hiring and sponsoring students. For more information on the program, how to apply as a student, or how to join as a business chapter member, please visit