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Do you know that you can discover your local college programs through The ARM Institute maintains a webpage with the latest training programs your local college has to offer. Learn More », powered by the ARM Institute, is the only national capability that highlights robotics training that has been vetted by industry experts and connects education seekers – both students and existing workers – with training aligned to their desired career pathway. The capability is focused on connecting students and workers with leading robotics education programs for manufacturing careers. Learn More »

Do you need help building a strong workforce? The Hiring Guide: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing is a handbook created by MxD that describes 247 job roles; recommends how to train and upskill workers to handle these jobs; and breaks out detailed descriptions for three specific roles crucial to the future of cybersecurity. Utilize the Hiring Guide today »

Career Pathways Are you in the process of discovering what you want to do for a living? Are you currently looking for a more challenging and engaging career? My Next Move is a website that takes your interests and current training and helps you find the career of your dreams. Get started on your career search today »

The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides lesson plans and interactive student exercises for use by teachers and instructors. CSSIA has ready to utilize lessons on topics such as Windows Permissions, Social Engineering, and Public Key Infrastructure. Learn more »

SkillsCommons, a free and open library created by the US Department of Labor, maintains mechatronics/automation learning modules for courses involving PLCs, fluid mechanics, motors and motor control, instrumentation, mechanical drive systems, industrial safety and more. Learn more »

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) a national membership-based organization developing resources to help promote the identification and standardization of competencies and skills required of robotics technicians. Learn more »

National Cyberwatch Center (an NSF Center) is a provider of curriculum, resources, and lab solutions for institutions seeking to implement cybersecurity training. Cyberwatch also provides training and events for faculty and staff. Learn more »

Festo offers networking and cybersecurity training and equipment for advanced manufacturing programs. This link demonstrates the content and activities included in their training package as well as information on their cybersecurity certification options. Learn more »

Cybersecurity ATE project at Spartanburg Community College. Learn more »

To help meet the high demand for automation technicians, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) has launched the Certified Technician in Supply Chain Automation training and certification program. Learn more »

The NC Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) provides students with a no-cost option for valuable skills development.  Learn more »

Operational Resources

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Gartner Insight projected that businesses would spend more than $170.4 billion in 2022 on cybersecurity. That number has grown by almost $50 billion in 2 years. The International Society of Automation (ISA), is a vetted source for unbiased, vendor-neutral information regarding automation cybersecurity designed to help you with your specific cybersecurity goals.  Learn more about how ISA can help your organization »


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CTE K-12 Career
Pathways for Cybersecurity Study – The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance recently published a study funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) that examines the current state of cybersecurity career programs and the career pathway systems that support these programs in the K-12 environment. Read full story »

Community College Cybersecurity Workforce Study
The National Support Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance recently published a workforce study framed around Community College Cybersecurity alumni. This study provides useful demographic and background data on the makeup of the cyber workforce as well as information on the alignment of alumni’s experience with defined 52 Work Roles from NICE in their post-graduation roles.  Read full story »


TRACKS-CN Resources - 2.3_Videos Image – A National Capability connects education seekers with vetted training for careers in robotics for manufacturing, enables education providers to showcase their training and apply for national ARM Endorsement, and connects with employers with resources to upskill their workforceSee Video »

2021 TRACKS-CN Overview – ATE-Connects Presentation
ATE Connects is a component of the 2021 virtual ATE PI Conference. It offers ATE projects the opportunity to network with other attendees, explore the ATE community, and share information related to their programs. All projects and centers submitted a 90-second video to ATE Connects. The video submitted for TRACKS-CN is posted here.  See Video »