RGBSI is proud to announce its collaboration with Goodwin College in creating the “RGBSI Robotics & Automation Center of Excellence” to support student education in advanced manufacturing technology. The robotics center is located in the Goodwin College Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Technologies in Hartford, CT.
A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, March 15th to inaugurate the new advanced manufacturing center. Susan Bysiewicz, Lt. Governor of Connecticut, Mark Scheinberg, President of Goodwin College, and Ravi Kumar, President & CIO of RGBSI, were featured speakers at the event. In addition, Fanuc America provided an onsite demo of the Fanuc SCARA Robot in the lab.
Through partnership, RGBSI and Goodwin College are working together to develop training curriculum that aligns with industry demand for digital manufacturing skill sets. This facility is instrumental in providing academic credentials for undergraduates to fully grasp robotics and its dynamic role in manufacturing today. An article published in Bloomberg Businessweek mentions that as result of the skilled manufacturing talent shortage, 2.4 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled over the next ten years. The partnership between RGBSI and Goodwin College is a new solution to the skilled manufacturing labor shortage.
“Robots continue to change modern manufacturing, so it is pivotal to provide academic learning experiences based on continuous innovation. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to leverage our company’s robust expertise in engineering, manufacturing, and technology in partnership with Goodwin College.”
- Ravi Kumar, President & CIO of RGBSI
The robotics & automation center includes hardware such as robot controllers, specialized electrical PLC transformers, end of arm tooling, holding fixtures, peripherals, and storage. With the high demand for trained technicians in product development, the facility provides a workroom for students to conduct simulations with robotics programming, maintenance, and tooling. In response to the advancements in manufacturing processes, the center serves as a foreground for students to become accustom with modern day technology and its application in engineering practices.
RGBSI provides leading business solutions that drive engineering and IT advancement across several industry sectors. RGBSI’s in-depth understanding of quality lifecycle management and production processes add value to the development of educational coursework. The RGBSI Robotics & Automation Center of Excellence provides students with the hands-on experiences and erudition of manufacturing processes and production in relation to the economy. Together, RGBSI and Goodwin College can physically demonstrate applied technologies in manufacturing for students to meet growing workforce requirements.
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At RGBSI, we deliver total workforce management, engineering, quality lifecycle management, and IT solutions that provide strategic partnership for organizations of all sizes. As an organization of engineering experts, we understand the importance of modernization. Our engineering solutions provide clients with agility and enhancement through optimizing the value chain to meet industry protocols and full product specifications.