adds functionality from ARM Institute to address manufacturing skills gap

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The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM Institute today said it has added capabilities to, its resource for robotics careers in U.S. manufacturing. The institute said they will provide guidance to help students and workers understand training and job opportunities and plan their careers.

The site redesign also aims to increase interest in manufacturing careers by illustrating the importance of these roles to the nation, said the ARM Institute.

“ is a key driver to filling the manufacturing workforce gap and making these important careers more accessible,” stated Lisa Masciantonio, chief workforce officer at the ARM Institute. “The new capabilities on the site will help to support workers at each stage of their career, from finding training to connecting to personalized career opportunities.” helps people find manufacturing jobs

Millions of manufacturing roles are at risk of being left unfilled in the coming years because of demographic trends, according to the ARM Institute. It said it built was built to address this historic workforce gap by increasing interest in manufacturing roles and supporting students and workers at each stage of their journeys, from getting started with training to connecting to jobs and upskilling opportunities.

A screengrab showing the recent release. The image shows image and text talking about robotics careers in manufacturingDesigned using input from the institute’s more than 400 member organizations, the updated site also connects hiring manufacturers to qualified candidates and helps schools and training programs engage with interested students, the ARM Institute said.

Since its introduction, has helped more than 70,000 people, it added. In a recent survey, users of the site echoed Masciantonio’s statement:

  • “Using, I was able to figure out if starting a career path in robotics was right for me,” said Annabelle Pasiecki.
  • “As a robotics engineer looking to change jobs, I found to be a great website to search for jobs in the robotics and automation sector, better than any other websites I have used before,” added Jatin Vijay Mayekar.
  • “As an advanced manufacturing and robotics instructor, I am always looking for ways to connect what I am teaching to actual career opportunities for my students. has become one of my best resources for helping to match students with careers where they can utilize their robotics training,” said Charles Nabrit.

ARM Institute adds functionality is the nation’s only resource dedicated specifically to empowering the robotics workforce in manufacturing, claimed the ARM Institute. More than 16,700 training programs are listed on, ranging from high school through Ph.D. programs.

Thousands of jobs are added and updated regularly on the site, with each job matching to the skill profiles the ARM Institute has created for robotics jobs in manufacturing. The organization has added the following:

  • A re-designed homepage that features in-depth previews of robotics jobs, including the skills and education needed for these jobs, information about salaries and wages, and more. It also offers a quiz that matches users to personalized career recommendations, an interactive graphic illustrating work on a factory floor, and numerous videos showcasing people working in manufacturing.
  • Internships are now included in the job-matching functionality.
  • New LinkedIn integration allows a individual to create an account using their LinkedIn profile.
  • Testimonials from students who have graduated from training programs that have been endorsed by the ARM Institute.

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On April 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the ARM Institute is hosting a public webinar to help the following; 

  • Educators and training providers understand how can connect them to interested students at no cost.
  • Individuals learn how connect to job opportunities and identify training options to prepare for the future.
  • Employers understand how they can use to fill open positions using its growing talent database and targeted job board.

In addition, Larry Sweet, director of engineering at the ARM Institute, will host a session at the Robotics Summit & Expo on “Delivering AI and Machine Learning-Enabled Robotics to Manufacturing and Field-Service Operations” at 2:45 p.m. on May 1. Registration is now open for the event, which will be in Boston.

Sweet will share updates on current ARM projects, technical approaches, best practices, and lessons learned, plus steps to make robotics accessible to manufacturers large to small and facilitating technology transition through systems integrators. The institute will also be exhibiting at Booth C-131.

The ARM Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004 and is part of the Manufacturing USA network. Its ecosystem includes members and partners across industry, academia, and government.

The institute said it is working to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the workforce, strengthen the U.S. economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience.

Based in Pittsburgh since 2017, with a regional office in St. Petersburg, Fla., the ARM Institute said it “is leading the way to a future where people and robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products.”

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