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News | Oct. 6, 2023

ARM Institute Announces Newly Endorsed Training Programs

By ARM Institute

The ARM Institute has announced that seven more training programs have been evaluated and selected to receive ARM Endorsement. The ARM Endorsement Program is a thorough evaluation process that identifies organizations that are the most effective at preparing students for careers in manufacturing working with robotics.

The newly Endorsed Programs are:

The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, working at the confluence of industry, government, and academia. Structured as a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute and its nearly 400 member organizations lead the way to a future where people and robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to develop and produce the world’s most desired products.

The ARM Endorsement Program was launched in conjunction with, the Institute’s national workforce resource. supports the U.S. workforce through each stage of their professional lives – from students exploring career options to incumbent workers looking to take the next step in their careers.

The ARM Institute Endorsement program recognizes the nation’s most effective training programs. With more than 16,700 training programs listed on, ARM Endorsement guides students to program that has been vetted by subject matter experts. This program was conceptualized and created through the ARM Institute’s national member consortium, giving equal voice to the need of manufacturers, education providers, and government stakeholders.

The criteria used to evaluate programs align with the ARM Institute’s robotics career pathways and competencies and evaluate both organizations and their programs based upon the following benchmarks:

  • Relevance to the Industry
  • Effective Curriculum
  • Efficiency of the Training
  • Impact of the Program
  • Program Sustainability
  • Transportability

“Millions of manufacturing jobs may go unfilled in the coming years if we do not work to correct the manufacturing workforce gap,” stated Lisa Masciantonio, ARM Institute Chief Workforce Officer, “Effective training programs are critical to course-correcting, engaging the next generation of manufacturers, and helping to upskill existing workers. The ARM Institute team congratulates these programs on this well-deserved recognition.”

Training programs that have previously earned ARM Endorsement include: A.W. Beattie Career CenterCarnegie Mellon Robotics AcademyClover Park Technical College, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Fortress AcademyHorizon Science Academy Columbus High School (HSA)Motlow State Community CollegeNC3 – National Coalition of Certification Centers,  NCUS TechSWPA Bots IQ, Universal Robots, the University of Maryland, the University of WashingtonWashington State Community CollegeWestmoreland County Community CollegeWichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech)Wichita State University, and Universal Robots.


Powered by the ARM Institute, empowers and supports the manufacturing workforce at each stage of their career.


  • Students and workers can explore robotics career pathways in manufacturing and the competencies needed for these careers.
  • Job seekers can match to job opportunities that fit their skills and goals. Hiring manufacturers can post jobs and search the talent database.
  • Education seekers can match to training programs that fit their desired career pathway and connected to industry-vetted training options through the ARM Endorsement Program.
  • Training providers can list their programs at no-cost and apply for ARM Endorsement.

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