News of Note: September 2019
A free workforce development event aims at young people and formerly incarcerated folks, NIMS launches new part inspection certification, and other industry news.
In collaboration with the BenCheri’ Educational Center and Youth Building Success Enhancement, Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. recently conducted a training and workforce development program for students in the Acres Homes community of Houston, Texas.
The automation business unit of Mitsubishi Electric specializes in CNCs, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), servomotors and industrial robots. As part of the company’s workforce development program, it aims to bring its equipment to elementary schools, high schools, technical colleges and non-profit organizations, helping to build skills in programming, service, maintenance and operations.
The company granted a CNC specialist certification to those who successfully completed the program in Houston, which was offered for free. The training program is specifically oriented toward teenagers, adults and previously incarcerated persons who encounter difficulties finding sustainable jobs. Read More.
Here is some other industry news to note:
- NIMS Launches Parts Inspection Skill Certification – The new program is said to speed up the validation process by enabling on-site assessment rather than having to send the part to a volunteer board.
- MxD to Develop Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program with Siemens Grant – The program is being piloted at two high schools in the Chicago metro area, with plans to scale to other schools over the next few years.
- Ibag Offers Spindle Repair Services – The company has stepped up its services for its high-speed spindle products.
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