Solutions for the Labor Shortage

Join the Automation Generation

FANUC America’s “Join the Automation Generation” Education and Career Video Series shows how more automation workers are being developed to fill the growing need.

In 2018, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute announced the manufacturing skills gap in the US could result in more than 2 million unfilled jobs by 2030. Five years later, the skills gap is absolutely real. Companies can’t find people to operate, maintain and run their equipment, and with the industry becoming more automated, the problem is only increasing.

That’s why FANUC America partners with over 1,500 high schools, tech training centers, community colleges and universities to offer hands-on training of FANUC automation products that align with the industry’s needs. But to solve this skilled labor shortage, an all-hands-on-deck approach will be needed with help from businesses, industrial equipment manufacturers, education networks and public-private partnerships.

These videos highlight how the advanced automation skills gap is affecting those in the industry as well as what is being done to solve it.

Overcome the Skills Gap

  • Strategies for developing a pipeline of skilled laborers to work with advanced automation.
  • Education products and curriculums available to educators today.
  • The different pathways to a successful manufacturing career.
  • Success stories from real-world educators at both the college and high school level.
  • ...And more!



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.




See how Lorain Community College educates students while they can work their full-time jobs giving them the skills they need to land in-demand automation jobs.




APT partnered with the local high school to start a homegrown high school training program, which has been successful in introducing students to advanced automation products as well as future careers in manufacturing.




Many graduates go on to use these skills as interns and employees to fill the automation labor shortage at local companies like, Eli Lilly, Ingersoll Rand, Alcoa, Amatrol, Dupont and more.




Through learning how to operate and program FANUC robots, many of the students, such as Aren Schiek, are furthering their knowledge of robots and even interning at local industrial businesses.




As a graduate of Ivy Tech – Fort Wayne, Ind.’s Advanced Automation & Robotics Program, Tiffany Gillison knows first-hand how employers are struggling to find skilled advanced automation workers.




Devan Peters spent 20 years in the military before retiring. He then stumbled on robotics programming after talking to a FANUC America representative through the Soldier for Life program.



Andrew Brown was working as a laborer and saw robots at his workplace. He realized learning how to operate, program and maintain robots would be an excellent way to further his career and enrolled at Ivy Tech - Fort Wayne, Ind.

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