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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