EMPOWERING THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE
Education & Workforce Development
We haven’t succeeded in reviving American manufacturing if we haven’t created opportunities for a more developed, diverse workforce to manage, design, and build the future with all the technological advantages that robotics provides.
At ARM, we believe that there are several paths to a high-paying and in-demand career in robotics. Our project calls center on preparing our workforce to work in an Industry 4.0 mindset, collaboratively with robotic solutions in a safe, high-satisfaction environment. Depending on the project call, we impact students at every education stage, from students and young adults to displaced workers.
Catalyzing Workforce Innovation
- Connect workers to vetted training for a career in robotics for manufacturing through RoboticsCareer.org (launching Q1 2021).
- Endorse training that meets the highest standards set by the robotics industry in the categories of Relevance to the Industry, Effective Curriculum, Efficiency of the Training, Impact of the Program, Program Sustainability and Transportability
- Define and standardize skills and career pathways for careers in robotics in manufacturing: Robotics Technicians, Robotics Specialists, and Robotics Integrators
- Inform, educate and support SMEs through our expanding network of industries involved in education and workforce development programs.
Through comprehensive roadmapping efforts, our dedicated education and workforce development (EWD) team has identified the following challenges as areas of high-priority need:
- U.S. Education Support for Advanced Manufacturing Careers
- Negative Perceptions Surrounding Careers in Manufacturing
- Limited Resources
- Readiness of Manufacturing Workforce for Continuous Re-Skilling
- Little Coordination Between Initiatives
- Regional Skill Gaps