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Universal Robots & Fortress Academy Earn ARM Institute Endorsement

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PITTSBURGH - eTradeWire -- The ARM Institute is pleased to announce that two more programs have been evaluated and selected to receive ARM Endorsement: the Educational Robotics Training – Core Program from Universal Robots and the Robot Technician I Program from Fortress Academy.

The ARM Institute is the nation's leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, working at the confluence of industry, government, and academia. The ARM Institute and its 300+ member organizations catalyze robotic technologies and education solutions to strengthen the U.S. industrial base and secure U.S. manufacturing resiliency. The institute is sponsored by the Department of Defense, and its diverse membership base includes start-ups, research universities, community colleges, manufacturers of all sizes, government agencies, workforce development organizations, and more.

Criteria used to evaluate programs aligns with the ARM Institute's robotics career pathways and competencies and evaluate both organizations and their programs based upon the following benchmarks:

- Relevance to the Industry
- Effective Curriculum

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- Efficiency of the Training
- Impact of the Program
- Program Sustainability
- Transportability

Programs of all formats can apply for ARM Endorsement, from high schools and programs from robot suppliers to community colleges and traditional universities.

Learn more about each program below and on RoboticsCareer.org:

Universal Robots: The Educational Robotics Training – Core Program was created to provide a student-focused, hands-on instruction with a blended (in-class and hands-on) delivery that includes student-based projects, expanded training on interconnectivity and a clearly defined pathway for students to pursue an Advanced Manufacturing / Robotics Industry 4.0 career. The program integrates Employability skills, Project Management, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking skills with the UR Robotics I4.0 Environment. The program aligns with ARM Model. RIA Compliancy, and National Credentialing.
Fortress Academy: The Robot Technician I Training Program is a talent pipeline program designed and implemented by York Exponential with a robust curriculum that provides a solid entry-level education for employees. This program provides a 15-week accelerated vocational training program which provides hands-on training to build, install and repair robotic cells. The program is comprised of 4 major sections: Personal and Robot safety, Light Fabrication, Industrial Electronics and Robot Programming providing an excellent source of training for industries throughout the York, PA ecosystem.

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"The entire ARM Team congratulates our newly endorsed programs," stated Lisa Masciantonio, ARM Institute Chief Workforce Officer, "These programs and our previously endorsed programs epitomize the importance of industry and workforce organizations working in tandem to prepare today's workforce and build the workforce of the future."

The ARM Institute has endorsed five programs in addition to those mentioned:

Community College of Allegheny County (https://www.roboticscareer.org/organization/details/1777) (CCAC), Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School (HSA), the University of Washington, Wichita State University (https://www.roboticscareer.org/organization/details/1925) Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech), and Wichita State University, Department of Engineering Technology.

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