As an employer in the manufacturing industry, you probably don’t need us to tell you that the integration of automation and robotics into manufacturing processes means a lot of employees are going to need more training.
In fact, the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is currently on track to create a worker deficit with the focus on robotics in manufacturing. A report by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte found that more than 4 million jobs are going to need filling over the decade, and we’re only on pace to fill half that number.
It’s a two-fold problem. On the one hand, new employees may be feeling discouraged from a career in robotics because of what they imagine to be prohibitive education requirements.
On the other hand, existing employees might require more training and education to adapt to the automated environment.
Our mission at the ARM Institute is to solve both of these problems with our new Robotics Career website.
A Nationwide Database of Education and Training Programs
RoboticsCareer.org is built with the goal of forming a nexus where the goals of employees, employers, and educators meet and align.
The standout feature is our database of thousands of robotics and automation training and education programs, each of which is personally vetted by our experts.
Employers are able to search the database via keyword and location to find training programs to upskill and retain their workforce in an Industry 4.0 environment.
After all, you’ve already invested so much into your workers and have entrusted them with your mission. Upskilling allows you to retain the valuable skill sets they already bring to your workplace while instilling them with further knowledge and abilities.
Know What You’re Looking For
On top of providing a database of training programs, RoboticsCareer.org is also a hub of information about robotics career pathways.
As an employer, it’s possible you’re not completely clear on which sort of training you’ll need for your staff. Our career guides break down the positions by function to help you ensure you’re looking for the right roles to fill.
Robotics technicians are the hands-on workers on the floor with the robots. They’re subject matter experts in their assigned world cell(s) and work to maintain and troubleshoot as needed.
Robotics specialists are robotics system experts and project managers who deeply understand the system as a whole and make recommendations for process improvements.
Robotics integrators are system designers who are usually contracted to make recommendations for building a new system tailored to a manufacturer’s needs. However, it’s more often becoming the case where manufacturers will keep integrators on staff rather than contracting from outside the organization.
Knowing which roles you’re looking to fill will go a long way to having a fully Industry 4.0-capable staff.
The ARM Institute Mission
The ARM Institute is sponsored by the Department of Defense and exists for the enrichment and development of the manufacturing workforce in the U.S. We believe that it’s critical to empower our manufacturing industry with skilled workers that can power a robotics and automation driven level of production, especially after the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because our mission is so important, we’re aiming to make it as simple as possible for employers to train their employees and connect with employee prospects and educational organizations.
If you have any questions about how we can help you upskill and strengthen your manufacturing workforce, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us. We’d love to talk about how we can assist in your employment goals.