ARM Institute-Funded Education & Workforce Development Projects

Working with our members, we have catalyzed impactful workforce projects, ranging from apprenticeship programs that target veterans and underrepresented populations to training aimed at attracting younger generations to manufacturing careers. ARM Institute-funded Education & Workforce Development Projects aim to the size, diversity, and skills of the US manufacturing workforce in preparation to work with emerging robotics, automation, and AI technologies.

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Connecting students and workers with
industry approved robotics career training.

Launched in May 2021 and funded through support from the Department of Defense, is a national workforce capability powered by the ARM Institute. connects education seekers and manufacturers with vetted manufacturing robotics training programs.


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Education Seekers

Education seekers can find training that directly aligns with their desired manufacturing role working with robotics. Search based on location, award or certification type, delivery method (on-site, online, hybrid), and more. Plus, search ARM Endorsed programs to ensure that you are receiving industry-recognized training.

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Education & Training Programs provides needed awareness for training programs for robotics careers in manufacturing. From micro-credentials to PhD programs, highlights training from across the nation. Reach students by listing your program for free today.

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You have quality workers, but may need to upskill them to work with automation. Or maybe you need to hire more workers. Either way, we’ve got the resources you need for manufacturing workforce training. Find robotics training programs in your area that can help you fill the gap on

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Manufacturing Careers Working with Robotics

Understand the types of robotics jobs in manufacturing and the training needed.

Programs listed on align with the ARM Institute’s define robotics career paths and the skills needed for these careers. These careers, descriptions, and associated skills have been validated through the ARM Institute’s collaboration with industry, government, and academia.

Robotics Technician

The Robotics Technician is an entry-level robotics role that focuses on the day-to-day maintenance of robots on the manufacturing floor. Many current manufacturing workers can easily adapt to this role, provided adequate manufacturing workforce training.

Robotics Specialist

Robotics Specialists are the subject matter experts on robotic systems on the manufacturing floor and are responsible for proposing upgrades to the systems that can increase productivity. This position requires more robotics training than the Robotics Technician role, and requires slightly extended manufacturing workforce training, due to the more complex problems presented to specialists.

Robotics Integrator

The Robotics Integrator is the subject matter expert on automation. The Integrator understands how applying robotics to the manufacturing floor benefits their operations and will evaluate, design, and implement plans for areas ripe for automation. Of the three positions, the Robotics Integrator requires the highest level of robotics training and experience.

ARM Endorsement

Recognizing Top Tier Training Programs

The ARM Endorsement program was created and conceptualized through the ARM Institute’s 300+ member national consortium, giving equal voice to the need of manufacturers, education providers, and government stakeholders. The Endorsement program is a rigorous evaluation process at the program level using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the Industry
  • Effective Curriculum
  • Efficiency of the Training
  • Impact of the Program
  • Program Sustainability
  • Transportability

Endorsed programs receive priority listing on Find a list of Endorsed Programs here.

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