NewBotic offers pre-training service to engineering students and current engineering professionals so they can integrate their skills and knowledge into current business projects and systems. We match industry customers with NewBotic-endorsed student engineers to train on-site, thus providing customers with a workforce of erudite part-time paraprofessionals who can potentially transition into full-time, employed on-site robotics engineers.
This continual “post-training” service also will bolster the number of robotics-trained engineers in the current and future workforce. NewBotic fosters a movement through education and “certification design” for the novel and substantive training of young engineers who seek careers in robotics, but do not receive detailed training through their four-year academic degree programs. Succinctly, a shortage of robotics engineers exists in today’s workforce.
The NewBotic leadership team recognizes the need for pre-post project engineering customer service in addition to the crisis facing businesses and industries for the training and certification of a new breed of automation and robotics engineers. The Dragon Club is one example of the NewBotic-practiced strategy of “Collective Intelligence” (CI). This club is composed of engineering students from a variety of educational institutions, who collaborate using self-organization and self-directed work teams.
The CI students derive the most dynamic solutions to production challenges in the work world. The Dragon Club student engineers gain a co-curricular work environment to create scalable knowledge transfer, learn to analyze and design automation and robotics systems, train “on-site” through project management, and add to their professional skill set with the ultimate goal of securing job placement with one of the businesses they helped. Succinctly, the NewBotic models merge: to obtain business profit through project management, while training and certifying robotics engineers for hire.
Both business professionals and academicians recognize the need for finding and developing new engineering talent, especially in the areas of automation and robotics. A literature review highlighting the lack of high school and college students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs, details the extreme need for engineering personnel in the workforce.
NewBotic will use the student engineering workforce in project management, train them in the automation and robotics areas, and promote a new area for the exploration of quality careers. Succinctly, it doesn’t matter that a student did not graduate with an automation or robotics-specific degree, the CI philosophy of NewBotic will provide the training and, eventual, placement of its “Dragons.”
Another edge to the NewBotic service strategy will be a “certification” program. The principals of the NewBotic value the academic training process; however, they also comprehend the feat it would be to change the curricula of existing degree-granting engineering programs nationwide with a uniform curriculum specific to robotics engineering. Therefore, potentially working with notable industry associations, NewBotic will create a set of certification modules, focusing on the knowledge and skill sets used in the customer and vendor facilities engaged by NewBotic. This dynamic certification offering will serve to keep NewBotic-trained engineers available for hire, while increasing the workforce of automation and robotics engineers for the next generation.