NAAMREI and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at South Texas College (College) recently attained their certification as a globally recognized Festo Certified Training Center on April 22, 2015. Festo is a privately owned German industrial control and automation manufacturer and is a leading global supplier of automation technology. The Festo Certified Training Center for Robotics and Industrial Automation is the first of its kind in the nation, opening a world of opportunities for students and companies who are utilizing automation technology on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
The Festo Certified Training Center will provide the local workforce, new and incumbent, with state of the art training and globally recognized credentials in different technologies of advanced manufacturing and industrial automation such as pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, mechanics, sensors, stepper and servo motor technologies, programmable logic controllers, and industrial robotics.
This Festo certification will provide an advantage to our local workforce to earn a globally recognized certification and become more competitive.