FANUC America Highlights RAMTEC’s Certified Training Programs for Robots and CNC Automation

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., April 21, 2015 – FANUC America Corporation released a new YouTube video about RAMTEC’s certified robotics and CNC education program dedicated to helping create the next-generation workforce. RAMTEC, which stands for Robotics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative, uses FANUC industrial robots, CNCs and ROBODRILLs to technically train students for high-skilled careers. See the video here.

RAMTEC’s mission is to increase the number of skilled laborers to fill the hundreds of thousands of available jobs in the U.S. by providing the technical training required by business and industry. Based in Marion, Ohio at the Tri-Rivers Career Center (TRCC), RAMTEC offers adult, college and high school students the opportunity to work hands-on with the latest automation on the market. Upon completion of the program, students become certified which opens the doors for continuing education or immediate employment in advanced manufacturing.

According to Chuck Speelman, superintendent of TRCC and RAMTEC, students are provided the opportunity to attract potential employers offering competitive salaries. “It’s exciting for our students to have companies and universities recruiting them as soon as they complete our program.”

“We collaborate with education centers like RAMTEC to encourage the development of innovative curriculums based on today’s industry needs,” said Paul Aiello, director, FANUC Certified Education Training (CERT). “Companies are then able to hire locally trained students that have advanced automation skills.”

“We look forward to expanding the RAMTEC concept throughout the state with additional technical training facilities,” said Speelman. “Manufacturing is part of America’s future, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”


RAMTEC is the first training facility of its kind in the state of Ohio. Through the collaboration of Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion, the Marion area has the opportunity to offer the whole solution by partnering directly with business and industry to provide industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing skills/industrial certifications throughout Central Ohio and beyond. For more information visit:

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and 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, and Mexico City, Mexico. For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our Also, connect with us onYouTube, Twitter,Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

FANUC America Corporation PR contacts:
Cathy Powell
Industry Marketing Manager – Robotics and ROBODRILLs
FANUC America Corporation
T: 248-377-7570

Jill Jozwik
Marketing Manager - CNC
FANUC America Corporation
T: 847-898-5673


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