FANUC Robotics America Corp. Named Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units

FANUC Robotics will feature a variety of educational robot demonstrations at the NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS 2012

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., July 16, 2012 - FANUC Robotics America, Corp. has received the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

"The job skills gap is a threat to our nation's manufacturing competitiveness," said Andy Denny, Vice President, FANUC Robotics America. "Our Industry Certified Robot Training (iCERT) and customer training programs prepare students for high-paying careers in advanced manufacturing."

FANUC Robotics joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs examined by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met. In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, FANUC Robotics successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs.

FANUC Robotics' Industrial Robot Training Program Highlights:

 Trained over 120,000 customers since 1982
 22,000 sq. ft. of training lab space and 10 classrooms
 Remote training locations
 Wide variety of industrial robot models with payload capabilities ranging from 0.5 kg to 1,350 kg to ensure maximum hands-on training
 Extensive curriculum
 eLearn online training
 Industry Certified Education Robot Training (iCERT) - certifies instructors at educational institutions to train their students to program FANUC robots through on-line and hands-on training courses.

"We are pleased to welcome FANUC Robotics as an Authorized Provider organization," said Francenia Johnson, President of IACET and Supervisor of Operations and Measurements at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) in Memphis, TN.

FANUC Robotics will feature a variety of educational robot demonstrations at the NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS 2012, the largest manufacturing technology show in North America. The Student Skills Center is an opportunity to stimulate technical interest in young people, to eliminate antiquated stereotypes of STEM-related careers, and to bridge the gap between education and industry so that students are given the skills they need to pursue well-paying, highly technical careers that go beyond imagination.

FANUC Robotics America designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services. After 30 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas. A subsidiary of FANUC Corporation in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit, and has facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte; Cincinnati; Toronto; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Contact FANUC Robotics at or by calling 1-800-iQ-ROBOT, option 5. Also visit us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.

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