FANUC America sponsors education pavilion at Automate 2023
By FANUC AmericaGeneral
Visitors learn more about automation career paths and the schools that provide workforce training
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America, the world leader in CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs, sponsored the Education Pavilion at Automate 2023 from May 22 to 25 in Detroit.
FANUC and over a dozen schools provided hands-on demonstrations featuring FANUC’s latest robots, cobots and CNC educational tools. Other participants included MSSC, NOCTI Business Solutions, The ARM Institute, and Focus Hope.
“The skills gap is a growing reality for companies in every industry,” said Paul Aiello, Executive Director, Education for FANUC America. “In fact, if you ask any manufacturing CEO, they will say that their top priority is workforce and talent development. By partnering with these organizations, we hope to introduce and inspire students of all ages and backgrounds (The Automation Generation) to understand and seek exciting, rewarding, and high-demand automation career opportunities.”
Since 2010, FANUC has been committed to working with high schools, technical training centres, community colleges and universities. Students learn industrial robotics, CNC, 4.0 technologies and earn industry certifications, becoming highly sought after for a variety of roles, such as operators, technicians, engineers, managers, sales, service, field techs, installation specialists, technical support, and process experts.
“FANUC America is leading the way by creating robotic and CNC pathways that align industry talent needs with educational programs at more than 1,500 schools across the nation,” added Aiello. “During Automate, we hope to see instructors, students, parents, and job seekers interested in learning more about a career in robotics and automation.”
Hands-On Demonstrations at Automate
FANUC’s Education Pavilion highlighted a variety of education and workforce solutions, including FANUC’s latest CRX-10iA cobot. Students tried out the cobot’s intuitive hand guidance and easy-to-use Tablet TP programming.
FANUC also displayed its CNC Simulator, designed specifically for training. The CNC Simulator ensures affordable access to the latest FANUC CNC platform in a compact and portable package without the need for an actual CNC machine. The simulator resembles a CNC interface, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with FANUC controls. FANUC’s robots, cobots, and CNC simulator can be easily integrated into any classroom.
Overcome the Gender Gap
FANUC also hosted a panel discussion called “Inspiring Automation Careers” on Tuesday, May 23, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Automate Show Theater. The panel of industry and education leaders specifically addressed how women should take advantage of automation career opportunities today and in the future.
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About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan and provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.
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