Theoretical and practical skills in the use of new technologies and processes ensure that companies can continue to work innovatively and sustainably and enable people to participate from all cultural, political, social and economic aspects of a society. Festo is strongly committed to the development of teaching and learning environments and the global transfer of knowledge as a leading global partner of companies and educational institutions. We are proud to have partnerships that help us to enhance and improve Festo Didactic training and certification programs.
Through the SMSCP partnership, Festo supports students, instructors, and learning institutions, addressing the talent shortage as the manufacturing industry quickly evolves. By receiving training and mentorship directly from Industry 4.0 professionals, students learn from a curriculum set aligned and up to speed with industry advancements.
FANUC America Corporation recognizes Festo Didactic, Inc. as both a FANUC Level II Authorized Systems Integrator and a qualified educational technology solution provider. Festo is authorized to represent FANUC robots which are incorporated into their educational training platforms and solutions with the support of FANUC’s technical services, warranty, and unmatched commitment to support their products for life.
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is a national organization that creates industry-developed competency-based skill standards, credentials and training frameworks to increase the skills of the advanced manufacturing workforce. These standards continue to be the basis used by industry for recruiting, hiring, placement and promotion, and by training and educational institutions as performance measures. As a part of Festo Didactic’s commitment to building tomorrow’s workforce, we have worked closely with NIMS to enhance our products and courseware.
NC3 implements and sustains in-demand, portable, industry-recognized certifications built on national skill standards. Their Train-the-Trainer program is an important step toward enabling instructors from partner schools to implement and teach courses at their local school and certifies all instructors are delivering same level of qualification. The Festo Industry 4.0 Certification Program is a comprehensive certification that ensures students have the qualifying skills upon completion.
Festo Didactic is a major sponsor of the annual SkillsUSA Mechatronics Competition. More than 50 high school and college students compete in this specific area of competition. The contenders build a mechatronic system using Festo Didactic‘s factory floor-ready training equipment – namely, the MecLab, MPS, Fluid Power, Industrial Controls, Mechanical and AC/DC systems - for the unique opportunity to engage in learning beyond the classroom and put their skills to the test in a real-world situation.
3M strives to be a leader within communities to shape the future of our children. 3M supports this idea by sponsoring progressive Career & Technical Education (CTE) initiatives that are aligned with the skills needed in today’s economy. Festo Didactic, Inc. is 3M’s chosen partner for providing the tools, learning materials, and support that educators need. We believe this partnership ensures students achieve the best learning outcomes possible.