Ohio & Michigan's Oldest and Largest Latino / Hispanic Newspaper

Since 1989




    media kit    ad specs    classified ad rates    about us    contact us


Lorain County Community College to expand Smart Manufacturing Technologies in Automation and Robotics

LCCC is one of three Ohio community colleges working with ARCTOS on this project, funded through the Air Force Research Lab. The project builds on existing smart manufacturing initiatives led by LCCC in collaboration with industry, economic and workforce development leaders.

The partnership will expand LCCC’s associate degree and certificate programs that focus on Automation and Robotics and Industry 4.0 technologies. Industry 4.0 is the fourth revolution of manufacturing, utilizing smart technology to allow manufacturing systems to communicate with one another. While the benefits of smart technologies are widely recognized in the industry, there remains a significant labor skills gap which has prevented manufacturers from adopting this approach.

“In order for our local companies to keep pace with the future of manufacturing and maintain global competitiveness, they will need employees who are skilled and experienced in robotics, smart manufacturing processes, and Industry 4.0 technologies,” said Lorain County Community College President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D. “This collaboration provides us with unique resources, curricula and training programs that will help close this skills gap at an accelerated pace – benefitting not only our local employers, but our local residents who will be better prepared to pursue these high-wage, high-demand careers.”

LCCC plans to add two state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 classrooms to train students, educators and adult workers. The classrooms will enable accelerated workforce training in partnership with local industry, as well as enhanced access to equipment and curriculum for local high schools and career centers. Additionally, LCCC will create a “Robotics Lending Library” to bring equipment directly to partner schools.

Students enrolled in the college’s programs will gain hands-on experience on the most up to date, industry validated equipment and work on practical, employer-driven projects throughout their degree. ARCTOS will provide a portion of these projects, which will task students to solve digital manufacturing problems using precision manufacturing equipment. Additionally, participants will gain exposure to the range of career opportunities available as they work with disruptive technologies for additive manufacturing, photonics, trusted systems, autonomy, robotics, and big data analytics.

“It is critical to train and prepare the workforce for the future of the manufacturing industry, which is highly focused on automation and related smart technologies,” said Joe Sciabica, ARCTOS chief technology officer. “We are thrilled to partner with Lorain County Community College to enhance industry 4.0 skills training and establish Ohio as a workforce leader within these emerging technologies.”

For nearly six decades, LCCC has helped the workforce and industry adapt to new challenges. LCCC’s mission as a convener of innovation, industry and workforce talent makes the college an ideal location for this new partnership with ARCTOS, Ballinger said.

“Delivering work-ready talent has become even more critical as the manufacturing industry experiences an unprecedented rate of change,” Ballinger said. “As Northeast Ohio navigates these changes, LCCC will continue to lead the way through industry connections, creating a pipeline of talented workers prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow.”

For more information about ARCTOS Technology Solutions, visit arctos-us.com.




Copyright © 1989 to 2021 by [LaPrensa Publications Inc.]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 08/03/21 18:50:00 -0700.





Web laprensa





«Tinta con sabor»     Ink with flavor!



Spanglish Weekly/Semanal

Your reliable source for current Latino news and Hispanic events with English and Spanish articles.
Contact us at laprensa1@yahoo.com or call (419) 870-6565



Culturas Publication, Inc. d.b.a. La Prensa Newspaper

© Copyrighted by  Culturas Publication, Inc. 2012