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The U.S. Department of Labor Has Officially Approved the MSSC CPT as a High-Quality, Nationwide High School Pre-apprenticeship Earn-and-Learn Program!

In January 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officially approved TWO different MSSC CPT High School Pre-apprenticeship programs as meeting DOL criteria for a high-quality, nationwide high school pre-apprenticeship earn-and-learn competency-based programs.

Program 1: 720 hour MSSC High School Pre-Apprenticeship 

-Related Training: 80 hours junior year and 80 hours senior year. During this portion of this program, the candidate earns the industry-recognized, nationally portable MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) or the hands-on CPT+.

-On the Job Learning (OJL): 280 hours (8 weeks) in the summer of junior year and 280 hours (8 weeks) in the summer of senior year, for which the student will receive a stipend from the participating employer

Program 2: 3,000 hour Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship (IMT)

-Apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment while also helping improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements.

-This program certifies the apprentice with a full CPT or CPT+ and represents 160-170 hours of the 260 hours of Related Instruction under the IMT program, with the On the Job Learning taking up the remaining 2736 hours.


Minds-i Drone Gimbal Rig - Perfect for Testing Indoors!

Are you looking for a way to test your Minds-i UAV without risk of damage in a controlled environment? Look no further than the UAV Drone Gimbal Rig from Minds-i!  The MINDS-i Drone Gimbal's Rig 3-axis system gives users the ability to practice the complete range of flying capabilities while piloting a MINDS-i UAV, all in a stationary position. This allows you to introduce UAV flight controls and best practices to anyone, regardless of skill level or age in a safe and controlled indoor environment making it the perfect fit for the classroom.

Drone Gimbal Rig

FANUC's Arc Welding Cobots!

FANUC now offers collaborative robots for arc welding applications - built with the same quality and high performance as their long-standing line of welding robots. By infusing collaborative operation into FANUC’s arc welding robots, they offer customers the unique ability to work closely with their welding processes. FANUC's arc welding cobots come with their proven, easy to use ArcTool software designed to improve your bottom line by reducing programming time. The easy-to-program interface supports both simple and complex applications, including FANUC's advanced features such as Weaving, iRVision, Seam Tracking, TAST and Multi-pass!

FANUC Unveils the SCARA Series Robot

FANUC recently released the SCARA series of robots designed for high-speed applications including assembly, pick and place, testing and inspection processes. SCARA robots are incredibly precise with a margin of ± 0.01mm, and a flexible a 360-degree work envelope. In addition to the robots simple setup, easy access, lightweight and compact design, SCARA control systems offer integration via web-based programming and a global controller with CE/NRTL compliance. Due to the flexibility and precision of SCARA series robots, they will be at the forefront of consumer goods, electronics, and food and beverage manufacturing.
Find out why you should integrate the FANUC SCARA robot's cost-effective and efficient teaching program into your curriculum by contacting your local Klein Educational Systems representative today.

New CERT Training Policy from FANUC

As of October 2018, Fanuc has created a new CERT training policy. Any instructor that wants to register for a FANUC CERT Training (Handling Tool Operations and Programming - J2P0310) must complete the four required eLearning courses; CERT Robot Safety, Robot Operations CERT, HandlingTool Operations & Programming-CERT and Handling PRO-CERT/ROBOGUIDE, before registering.

To sign up for the instructor lead HandlingTool Operations & Programming class, please call 1888-FANUC-US.

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