ARM Institute Announces Newly Endorsed Training Programs
The ARM Institute Endorsement program recognizes the nation’s most effective training programs and is facilitated through the Institute’s national workforce resource – RoboticsCareer.org.
October 6, 2023 – The ARM Institute has announced that seven more training programs have been evaluated and selected to receive ARM Endorsement. The ARM Endorsement Program is a thorough evaluation process that identifies organizations that are the most effective at preparing students for careers in manufacturing working with robotics.
The newly Endorsed Programs are:
Lorain County Community College’s Automation Engineering Technologies Systems Specialist program
Lorain County Community College’s Automation Engineering Technology Maintenance/Repair program
Butler Tech’s Mechatronics program
Greene County Career Center’s Advanced Industrial Robotics program
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s FANUC Handling Tool Operations & Programming/FANUC ArcTool Operations & Programming
LIFT’s Operation Next Robotics Curriculum
Pittsburgh Technical College’s Electronics Engineering program
The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, working at the confluence of industry, government, and academia. Structured as a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute and its nearly 400 member organizations lead the way to a future where people and robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to develop and produce the world’s most desired products.
The ARM Endorsement Program was launched in conjunction with RoboticsCareer.org, the Institute’s national workforce resource. RoboticsCareer.org supports the U.S. workforce through each stage of their professional lives – from students exploring career options to incumbent workers looking to take the next step in their careers.
The ARM Institute Endorsement program recognizes the nation’s most effective training programs. With more than 16,700 training programs listed on RoboticsCareer.org, ARM Endorsement guides students to program that has been vetted by subject matter experts. This program was conceptualized and created through the ARM Institute’s national member consortium, giving equal voice to the need of manufacturers, education providers, and government stakeholders.
The criteria used to evaluate programs align with the ARM Institute’s robotics career pathways and competencies and evaluate both organizations and their programs based upon the following benchmarks:
Relevance to the Industry
Efficiency of the Training
Impact of the Program
“Millions of manufacturing jobs may go unfilled in the coming years if we do not work to correct the manufacturing workforce gap,” stated Lisa Masciantonio, ARM Institute Chief Workforce Officer, “Effective training programs are critical to course-correcting, engaging the next generation of manufacturers, and helping to upskill existing workers. The ARM Institute team congratulates these programs on this well-deserved recognition.”
Training programs that have previously earned ARM Endorsement include: A.W. Beattie Career Center, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, Clover Park Technical College, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Fortress Academy, Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School (HSA), Motlow State Community College, NC3 – National Coalition of Certification Centers, NCUS Tech, SWPA Bots IQ, Universal Robots, the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, Washington State Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech), Wichita State University, and Universal Robots.
Powered by the ARM Institute, RoboticsCareer.org empowers and supports the manufacturing workforce at each stage of their career.
Students and workers can explore robotics career pathways in manufacturing and the competencies needed for these careers.
Job seekers can match to job opportunities that fit their skills and goals. Hiring manufacturers can post jobs and search the talent database.
Education seekers can match to training programs that fit their desired career pathway and connected to industry-vetted training options through the ARM Endorsement Program.
Training providers can list their programs at no-cost and apply for ARM Endorsement.
Learn more at RoboticsCareer.org.
ABOUT THE ARM INSTITUTE
The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004 and is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of nearly 400 consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017 with a regional office in St. Petersburg, FL, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products. For more information, visit www.arminstitute.org and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.