This project involves insight from SMMs on gaps in training and uses a combination of on and off-site training to give students perspective on the opportunities robotics provides in manufacturing.


This apprenticeship program is intended to provide a pipeline of certified robotics technicians for small and medium sized manufacturers. The results from this project will include a report on SMMs needs with the resulting curriculum addressing those needs. Additionally, the program will enhance existing training resources, provide in-class training, offer lab/experiential, and secure industry-led training for participants at manufacturing job sites.


Provide an apprenticeship pathway for participants to become certified robotics technicians.

Technical Approach

Apprenticeship program


Catalyst Connection (Principal Investigator), New Century Careers, Community College of Allegheny County, Tooling-U