Forward-thinking students who are interested in the promising career of robotics get to pick from a growing number of educational choices. Yaskawa America and its Motoman Robotics division, an RIA member, has teamed up with a community college in Pennsylvania to provide new opportunities for robotics education.
Tom Lepp, HACC’s mechatronics instructor for Franklin County, will lead a new partnership with robotics manufacturer Yaskawa America, Inc. Yaskawa is based in Miamisburg, Ohio. Its Motoman Robotics Division has created a Merit Training Program that the company hopes to pair with colleges and university in every state.
The partnership also allows for workforce training and provides industry certification.
“So many industries are heavily into robotics these days,” Lepp said. “Even the medical industry is — at Chambersburg Hospital they have a GE da Vinci system. The need for technicians, programmers and maintenance folk is increasing daily,” Lepp said. “It’s an excellent skill set to provide for the robotics program.”
We’re proud of our members who partner with academic institutions for an investment that will benefit everyone in the future.
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