Sussex County Community College’s Robotics Program gets endorsement from ARM Institute

Sussex County Community College on Wednesday said its Robotics and Automation Technology Program just received an endorsement from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute. The ARM Institute’s endorsement provides students with the ability to demonstrate that the training they received at SCCC is backed by a nationally recognized organization of industry professionals.

The ARM Institute brings together industry, government and academia in order to form collaborations in robotics and workforce innovation. As a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute and its 400-plus member organizations share robotic technologies and education solutions to strengthen the U.S. industrial base and secure U.S. manufacturing resiliency.

The institute is sponsored by the Department of Defense, and its diverse membership base includes startups, research universities, community colleges, manufacturers of all sizes, government agencies, workforce development organizations and more.

“The robotics program here at Sussex County Community College is building a foundation on which we can grow. I have been researching the industry to determine which path would be best for us to meet our student’s needs. Being part of an organization like the ARM Institute is vital to our success,” Robotics Supervisor Leonard Sheehy stated. “This provides Skylanders educators with the information required to develop a curriculum that meets the needs of today’s businesses. The ability to participate in conversations with other professionals in the field helps me understand what skills are needed in the industry. The ARM Institute gives me the knowledge and confidence I need to provide top-quality instruction to our students.”