The United States is inadequately prepared to meet the staffing needs for the quantity and quality of entry-level robotics and automation technicians needed in our manufacturing facilities across the country. Recent studies by the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte report the impact and extent of the manufacturing skills gap, and at the present pace, the industry faces a job shortage of 2 million workers over the next decade.
However, events like the ACTE CareerTech Vision Expo that took place in Nashville, Tennessee earlier in December have sparked a major increase in the level of interest from schools concerned with developing and planning Manufacturing 4.0 robotic certification and credentialing, as well as industrial robotics curriculum and programs. The new MTEC / ACTE trailer, featuring a Yaskawa STEM robotics technology display, also generated excitement and encouraged attendees to learn more about careers in robotics automation. Read the latest blog from Bob Graff, senior sales manager at Yaskawa America Inc. - Motoman Robotics Division to learn more at the link below.