PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, NJ (February 6, 2024) – The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has issued a full endorsement to the Robotics Program at Sussex County Community College. The endorsement indicates that SCCC provides education in the skills and competencies required to prepare employees for an occupation in high-tech environments working with robotics and automation.
The ARM Institute brings together industry, government, and academia in order to form collaborations in robotics and
workforce innovation. As a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute and its 400+ member organizations share
robotic technologies and education solutions to strengthen the U.S. industrial base and secure U.S. manufacturing
resiliency. The institute is sponsored by the Department of Defense, and its diverse membership base includes start-ups,
research universities, community colleges, manufacturers of all sizes, government agencies, workforce development
organizations, and more.
Robotics Supervisor Dr. Leonard Sheehy stated, “The robotics program here at Sussex County Community College is
building a foundation on which we can grow. I have been researching the industry to determine which path would be best
for us to meet our student’s needs. Being part of an organization like the ARM Institute is vital to our success. This
provides Skylander’s educators with the information required to develop a curriculum that meets the needs of today’s
businesses. The ability to participate in conversations with other professionals in the field helps me understand what skills
are needed in the industry. The ARM Institute gives me the knowledge and confidence I need to provide top-quality
instruction to our students.”
Membership benefits Sussex County Community College in many ways.
The ARM Institute’s endorsement provides our students with the ability to demonstrate that the training they received at
Sussex County Community College is backed by a nationally recognized organization of industry professionals. It
indicates to prospective employers that the education they receive meets the standards necessary to kick-off a successful
career. Our students will have access to ARM Institute members from academic, technology, manufacturing, and
government organizations that share the common mission of creating a robust U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.
For more information on the Robotics and Automation Program at SCCC contact Dr. Leonard Sheehy at
Photo: Students in the Robotics program learn skills to program the automation of the robots.