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Visual Components Partnered with Yaskawa Motoman in CareerTech VISION 2012

Visual Components North America Group

Visual Components participated with Yaskawa Motoman in CareerTech VISION 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (November 29 – December 1, 2012). Partnering with Yaskawa Motoman Education Consortium (YMEC), Visual Components demonstrated its virtual STEM Robotics Platform that emulates the “real world” workcell. Just as the self-contained portable workcell that is designed to give students hands-on experience with industrial robotics in a classroom setting Visual Components provides the 3D Simulation along with the appropriate Virtual Teach Pendant for Off-Line Programming. Dr. Scott Walter, Chief Technology Advisor said, "We are focused on exposing students to all the tools they will be encountering, including the 3D Simulation environment, preparing them 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 allows us, with our partners, to connect directly to technical schools and colleges seeking to enhance their robotics curricula with 3D Simulation techniques," explained Tracey Gardanier, Simulation Support Specialist for Visual Components.
About Visual Components
Visual Components, a Finnish based company, founded in 1999, now represented in Lake Orion, Michigan, is a pioneer in 3D factory simulation solutions and a leading global provider of a powerful suite of simulation software that has an overall lower cost of ownership and intuitive functionality. Visual Components is focused on providing cost effective simulation solutions to collaborate and integrate with all markets, industries and companies including academia, creating affordable opportunities for growth and innovation. 
About ACTE
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.

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