The Robotics/Automation and Cybersecurity Knowledge Sharing Coordination Network (TRACKS-CN) seeks to develop and promote technician training and workforce education at the convergence of robotics/automation and cybersecurity.
As manufacturing companies continue to move toward more automated and connected facilities, content that ties cybersecurity to robotics/automation will need to be incorporated into technician training programs. To begin the work in this area, the network’s membership includes eleven community colleges, one community college system office, eight Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs), the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM), the Digital Manufacturing Institute (MxD), and the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE). Working together, these organizations collaborate to promote existing content and create new content to enable technician training that prepares individuals to work in a cyber-physical manufacturing environment. For inquiries, contact Evelyn Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Illinois MEP (IMEC)
Michigan MEP (MMTC)
Northeast Ohio MEP (MAGNET)
Central Ohio MEP (at Columbus State)
North Carolina MEP (NCMEP)
South Carolina MEP (SCMEP)
Southeast Pennsylvania MEP (DVIRC)
Virginia MEP (GENEDGE)