"YMEC is focused on making students into work-ready technicians ready for day one on the job."
Dayton, OH - Yaskawa Motoman participated in CareerTech VISION 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (November 29 - December 1, 2012). Together with partners in the Yaskawa Motoman Education Consortium (YMEC), Yaskawa Motoman demonstrated its STEM Robotics Platform, a self-contained portable workcell that is designed to give students hands-on experience with industrial robotics in a classroom setting. Erik Nieves, technology director said, "YMEC is focused on making students into work-ready technicians ready for day one on the job."
CareerTech VISION 2012 was designed by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to be an integral component of an overall professional learning plan. The format of VISION was created to meet individual professional growth needs and align with institutional strategic-improvement plans. Attendees from across the country and around the world were able to take advantage of a wide range of international partnerships, powerful business and industry connections and critical certifications.
"CareerTech VISION allowed us to connect directly to technical schools and colleges seeking to add robotics to their curricula," explained Steve Holland, manager of the Motoman Technical Education Center (MTEC).
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 250,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.
Founded in 1926, the Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. For more information please visit www.acteonline.org or call 1-800-826-9972.