Robotics Industry News
Harrisburg Area Community College Now a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) Center
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 03/16/2012
DAYTON, OH — Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is now a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) center. Through the MERIT program, universities and community colleges such as HACC offer the same level and quality of Motoman training to the regional manufacturing workforce.
On March 1, representatives from HACC and Motoman Robotics cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the MERIT center located at the Chambersburg Mall. The center will deliver the NX100 Basic Programming, Advance Programming and Maintenance courses.
"We are very excited about collaborating with Harrisburg Area Community College and manufacturers in eastern Pennsylvania," says Doug Schenher, vice president of Motoman Robotics, Customer Satisfaction Group. "We view HACC 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."
”Today represents another milestone,” said Ron Young, HACC’s provost and vice president of academic affairs and enrollment management. “We are, of course, increasing our Mechatronics program, and we will be able to do that through the Robotics course.”
About Motoman Robotics Division
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has grown to become the second largest robotics company in the Americas with an installed based of more than 30,000 units. Its products include robotic automation solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application, including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal and spot welding operations.
About Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College was established in 1964 as Pennsylvania’s first community college. HACC has five campuses and several centers which enroll over 20,000+ degree students. The College serves as a premier educational and workforce development institution, and has a reputation of excellence in faculty, programs and student services. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and has specific programs receiving national accreditation.