EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Festo DidacticName: EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Festo DidacticDate: August 9, 2018Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDTEvent Description:
The EACC is excited to partner with Festo Didactic for the August 2018 Company Briefing & Networking Series.
The event will provide an overview of Festo and Festo Didactic with a focus on the dual track 2-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship program developed through Festo Didactic and Sinclair Community College. The visit will include a tour of Festo Didactic's Learning Center Midwest and Festo's Regional Service Center.
Andreas Brockmann, Head of Technical Training & Education, U.S., Festo Didactic Inc.
About Festo Didactic
Festo Didactic is a world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for industrial education. Festo Didactic designs and implements learning centres and laboratories, educational equipment and programs that train people to perform in highly dynamic and complex industrial environments. The goal is to maximize learning success in educational institutions and industrial companies around the globe.
Festo Didactic's product and service portfolio offers solutions for rapid learning and retention in a broad spectrum of technologies, including a complete coverage of automation: pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, electrical engineering, manufacturing technology, process control engineering, mechatronics, CNC technology, HVAC as well as telecommunication. And it meshes the technical learning content with knowledge and training courses from other specialist areas, such as process optimisation, management and communication.
Festo Didactic educational solutions directly evolve from technologies and innovations in automation and engineering. They place students in real-life situations and enable them to gain practical experience with high-tech industrial components and current systems. The product design focuses on excellence in usability and practice orientation: All functional components stand out from their complex industrial surroundings. They are easy to use and easy to remember. Their specific functions, positions and connections within the learning system intuitively show how technologies really work.
All learning environments, such as learning factories, laboratory equipment and e-learning products, are offered in conjunction with technical, organisational and people-oriented training programmes – in 40 languages worldwide – and are associated with services like planning and operating complex learning centres, and with consultancy services for industrial companies.
Locally, Festo Didactic's Learning Center Midwest is located at the Festo Regional Service Center in Mason. In August 2016, Festo Didactic, in partnership with Sinclair Community College and supported by TechSolve, launched a 2-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship program piloting a first cohort of apprentices. The program combines mechanical and electrical engineering, controls engineering and computer science. The mechatronic technicians are awarded an Associate Degree and are able to work as: Maintenance Technician, Automation Specialist, Service Technician, and/or Manufacturing Technician. The programs first cohort graduated in June 2018.
Festo Didactic is part of the Festo Group, which is a leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and equipemnt and solution provider for industrial and technical education. Company headquarters are located in Esslingen, Germany.
To learn more about Festo Didactic, please click here.