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Yaskawa Motoman showcases career opportunities to students


May 6, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 6, 2016 – To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited student groups to take facility tours and speak with automation professionals at its Dayton, Ohio, headquarters about future job opportunities.

Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations.

The company hosted 350-plus students from more than a dozen nearby schools and career centres.

This year’s National Robotics Week ran April 2-10, and marked the event’s seventh consecutive year. Its stated purpose is to recognize robotics as a key technology for the economy and, more importantly, to foster interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines among students.

“National Robotics Week provides us with yet another opportunity to share why STEM robotics education is vital to workforce development,” said Bob Graff, senior sales manager, education. “During this event, students can learn about industrial robotics and the many career path opportunities that are available, and we are encouraged by their excitement and the interest they’ve shown.”

Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman provides automation products and solutions for a number of industry and robotic applications, including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.