Ivy Tech Community College robotic programming boost
Ivy Tech Community College is now a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) center, bringing Motoman training to Indiana region.
Ivy Tech Community College is now a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) center. Through the MERIT program, community colleges and universities such as Ivy Tech bring the same level and quality of Motoman training to the regional manufacturing workforce.
Initially the Columbus, Indiana campus of Ivy Tech will deliver the DX100 Basic Programming course, with possible expansion to include other courses and other campuses. Ivy Tech can offer training in a flexible format and schedule that best meets the needs of their students.
“We are very excited about collaborating with Ivy Tech and manufacturers in central Indiana,” says Doug Schenher, vice president of Motoman Robotics, Customer Satisfaction Group. “We view Ivy Tech as an extension of our Motoman training department. With an installed base of over 1,000 robots in this area, this is a significant win for the regional workforce and manufacturers. Increasing the skills of the workforce in the areas of robotics and advanced manufacturing enables companies to achieve new levels of productivity and profitability."
“Robotics is critical to Indiana’s advanced manufacturing sector and as companies strive to increase efficiencies, the use of automated technologies will continue to grow,” says Thomas J. Snyder, president of Ivy Tech Community College. “Other economic sectors are also relying more and more heavily on what has become over a $20 billion industry including military/defense and medicine/healthcare. Creating a training center featuring an industry leader in robotics makes sense for Indiana’s workforce and for Indiana’s businesses.”
Motoman Robotics Division
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
- Survey Prize Winners
Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey