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Yaskawa Motoman MERIT Program: Enables Colleges and Universities to Become Satellite Training Facilities for Motoman Robots

Yaskawa America, Inc.

Dayton, OH — The Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) Program was developed specifically for colleges and universities who have a vision of becoming a Yaskawa Motoman satellite training facility. The program is designed to bring the same quality of training, as delivered by the Motoman Technical Education Center (MTEC), closer to our installed base.

The MERIT Program supports training for both the college undergraduate and the industrial user. For the undergraduate, the MERIT Program provides the ability to develop a new program with the focus on robotics, or to expand an existing one. Topics can be customized with any set of objectives in mind.

For the industrial user, the MERIT Program offers a method to deliver the exact same training offerings to local manufacturers in a surrounding area. Once an instructor becomes certified in a specific training class, the instructor will be able to deliver the same curriculum as MTEC. Students receive the same class material and instruction as if attending MTEC. Upon successful completion of any MERIT delivered course, the student receives a certificate from Yaskawa Motoman. Certificates are endorsed by Yaskawa Motoman, and valid as prerequisites for any future advanced training classes within the respective controller group.

Added benefits as a MERIT Program partner include:

  • Partnership with a leading robotics company: “creating a better tomorrow”
  • Expansion of knowledge base and accessibility of robotics to everyone
  • Assignment of a senior robotics instructor to ensure continued success and staff development
  • Curriculum development – curriculum maintained by Yaskawa Motoman instructors

All Yaskawa Motoman training courses and programs undergo a rigorous evaluation procedure and process which adheres to the American National Standards Institute / International Association of Continuing Education and Training (ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard).

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.

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