September 27, 2022 – The ARM Institute and the Institute’s video partner Skinny Tie Media have been recognized with two Telly Awards for our animated RoboticsCareer.org video: a Bronze Award for Online Commercials General Not-For-Profit and a Bronze Award for Online Commercials Craft-Use of 2D Animation. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created across all video formats. You can watch the award-winning video above.
RoboticsCareer.org is the ARM Institute’s national workforce resource that connects students, workers, manufacturers, employers, and training providers to empower and grow the national manufacturing workforce. Our animated video brings the story of RoboticsCareer.org to life and shows how our resource connects the full ecosystem needed to fill the manufacturing workforce training gap, which is predicted to leave 2.4M jobs unfilled due to a lack of trained workers within the next decade without intervention.
The video starts by introducing Sam, a student with an interest in robotics, but outdated views of the manufacturing industry. We then introduce Laura, an educator at a Community College who has trouble finding students for her college’s robotics manufacturing training program. Finally, we meet Darius, a manufacturer who is struggling to find trained workers.
Each character in the story is critical to each other’s success and key to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, but how do they find each other? That’s where RoboticsCareer.org connects the dots. The student, Sam, finds Laura’s training program on RoboticsCareer.org. Darius, knowing that he must upskill his current workforce and find new workers, also finds Laura’s training program on the site. This leads to a new partnership between Laura’s Community College and Darius’ manufacturing plant, directly leading to Sam getting a job working with robots on the manufacturing floor.
Beyond the animated story, RoboticsCareer.org is making an impact on the industry. This comprehensive resource corrects misconceptions about the manufacturing industry, demystifies robotics career paths, endorses the most effective training for these careers, houses a robust database of 16,000+ training programs, and provides custom training matches that align directly with the searcher’s goals.
RoboticsCareer.org is powered by the ARM Institute to fill the manufacturing workforce gap and create a pipeline of in-demand manufacturing workers. This national workforce resource connects education seekers with vetted training for careers in robotics for manufacturing, enables education providers to showcase their training and apply for national ARM Endorsement, and connects with employers with resources to upskill their workforce.
About the ARM Institute
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004 and is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of 300+ consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products. For more information, visit www.arminstitute.org and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.