Manufacturing is a driving force of the U.S economy, but the industry faces an unprecedented challenge of a growing skilled workforce shortage as manufacturers turn to Industry 4.0 technologies to remain competitive. Reports have shown that as many as 4.6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade. Further studies have shown that without increasing the use of robotics and automation in U.S. manufacturing, the nation will fall behind and lose manufacturing resiliency, threatening supply chains in unprecedented ways and reducing preparedness in the face of crises like COVID-19 and other threats.
The key to solving this? Augmenting factories with robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy, and upskilling the workforce to work with these new technologies, meeting the needs of both commercial manufacturing and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.
That’s why the ARM Institute was created. The ARM Institute, with its national consortium and support from the U.S. Federal Government, empowers the full US manufacturing ecosystem. The ARM Institute bridges the gap between funding and impact, identifying problems and spurring solutions.
Find your place building the future of manufacturing with the ARM Institute.