FANUC America Highlights Oakland Community College’s Robotics and Automation Program in New Video

  FANUC America Highlights Oakland Community College’s Robotics and Automation   Program in New Video  Business Wire  ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. -- April 2, 2014  FANUC America Corporation released a new YouTube video about Oakland Community College’s (OCC) Robotics and Automation Program. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and has offered a robotics and automation curriculum for 30 years. See the video here.  “OCC provides students a thorough understanding of robotic systems,” said John Sefcovic, OCC faculty, Robotics and Automation. “Robotics training is part of the STEM process in that it encourages students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math to prepare them for an advanced career.”  Graduates of the OCC program receive industry-recognized certification which, according to Sefcovic, let’s potential employers know that these students are fully prepared with the necessary skills to work with robots and automation.  “I believe OCC sets the model for robotic and automation training programs,” said Sefcovic. “It’s not just the technology itself, but how the technology fits into the larger picture.”  “Our education programs are aligned with STEM initiatives to support technical education and career paths,” said Paul Aiello, regional manager, FANUC Certified Education Robot Training (CERT). “We collaborate with industry and education to encourage the development of innovative curriculums based on today’s industry needs. Companies committed to working with CERT training programs are then able to hire locally trained students that have advanced automation skills.”  About Oakland Community College  With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. Three quarters of a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. For more information visit www.oaklandcc.edu.  About FANUC America Corporation  FANUC America Corporation provides industry-leading, innovative robotics, CNC Systems and factory automation solutions, and has annual sales in excess of $1B. FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309, and is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan.  FANUC America has facilities in: Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Dallas; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; San Francisco; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.  For more information about FANUC America Corporation call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287), or visit: http://www.fanucamerica.com/contact-us. See Robotics on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Also, see CNC or motion control systems on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.  FANUC America will demonstrate its Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual convention in Washington, D.C., April 5-8, 2014, booth #500.  FANUC America will host facility tours and demonstrations for students on Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to recognize National Robotics Week. Register to attend a session here.  Contact:  Media contact: FANUC America - Robotics Cathy Powell T: 248-377-7570 E: cathy.powell@fanucamerica.com  
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