Preparing Students for Industrial Automation Careers

Oakland Community College (OCC) in Auburn Hills, MI is one of FANUC America’s 1,500 partner schools. OCC offers a robotics and automated systems technology program that prepares students for careers in industrial automation. OCC’s automation lab includes a wide range of FANUC robots that are used in industry all over the globe for material handling, welding, palletizing, and machine tending applications. Students who obtain a certification or degree at OCC are ready to work in any industry that uses robotics and automation equipment.

This video focuses on OCC’s commitment to helping people learn to be experts in advanced automation and build successful careers. Hear several students explain their journey and future goals. The key takeaway is that employers are searching for people who can help them overcome the skills gap. OCC’s program delivers qualified workers to fill job openings, and at the same time helps their graduates obtain rewarding careers.

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Andrew Brown programing FANUC robot

Everything is moving towards automation and AI. So, if you're not in that field of expertise or you don't care to learn it, then you're probably going to fall behind in the future.

Demetrius Higgins

Student, OCC, Robotics & Automated Systems Technology
Andrew Brown programing FANUC robot

The skills gap is a big problem, and it's especially a problem with automation, because the entire world is being automated all around us. Students who learn to work with FANUC robots and industrial automated systems really help fill that gap.

Jason Workman

Faculty & Program Director, OCC, Robotics & Automated Systems Technology.