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Educating Students About Automation Career Paths



Yaskawa Motoman hosted approximately 400 students in celebration of National Robotics Week. Schools, universities and career centers were given facility tours. Attendees had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations and learn about the future careers they could have in automation.

"It was a great event, and one that I am sure helped several to select appropriate career choices for their future," shared Tobin Huebner, Engineering Design Instructor, Grant Career Center. "Upon stopping for lunch, the students could not order efficiently, as they were talking `shop' about what they saw and wanted to do with their new-found knowledge."

National Robotics Week aims to nurture interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines among students.

"Yaskawa Motoman is playing an active role in workforce development by creating career pathways for students in robotics and advanced manufacturing," said Bob Graff, Senior Sales Manager, Education. "We are helping to fill the job gap and growing our economy by providing opportunities for schools to participate in co-op programs and internships for students, conducting facility tours and supporting events like National Robotics Week."

For more information contact:

Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman Robotics Division

100 Automation Way

Miamisburg, OH 45342

937-847-6200

www.motoman.com

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