Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Praises Nationwide Expansion of Alabama Apprenticeship Program


Sep 10, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) praised today’s announcement that a manufacturing apprenticeship program developed by Toyota Motor North America and successfully implemented at the Alabama Robotics Park in Decatur will be extended across the nation.  In partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program will be extended nationwide and managed by the Manufacturing Institute.

Byrne said: “Job and career development programs are critical to attracting and keeping high-paying manufacturing jobs, and I applaud Toyota, NAM, the Manufacturing Institute and other stakeholders for taking the proven FAME apprenticeship program nationwide.  When serving as chancellor of our community college system, I worked hard to create the Alabama Robotics Park, and I take special pride in seeing its continued success in delivering for Alabama workers through training and economic development.

“I’d also like to thank Ivanka Trump for participating in today’s announcement and her continued advocacy for Alabama’s workers and families.  Ivanka is right about Alabama’s success under President Trump – we are just getting started.”

Congressman Byrne served as Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System from 2007 to 2009.  Ivanka Trump, special adviser to the president, commented on Twitter in advance of the announcement about the Alabama success story.