IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing

Today’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors face new challenges preparing students for the modern industrial workplace. Students need hands-on experience with a variety of advanced automation technologies to teach them the skills employers need. That’s why Amatrol partnered with three Manufacturing USA Institutes (LIFTAmerica Makes, and MxD) to develop IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing.

IGNITE combines self-directed eLearning with real-world equipment to teach students the hands-on, transferable skills industry needs, such as those related to advanced materials, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and a range of other Industry 4.0 technologies. IGNITE features the perfect blend of career exploration, creative learning, and skill development in systems-thinking and team problem-solving through creative project-based learning activities.

IGNITE’s innovative curriculum supports a modular 6-course Advanced Manufacturing program, with additional materials science activities for science courses. Each course can be completed in one semester, providing flexibility for 1-, 2, or 3-year programs. All IGNITE courses include stimulating interactive eLearning lessons, computer simulations, design projects, and hands-on workstations using Industry 4.0 technologies.

Students begin with foundational topics, such as safety, measurement, hand tools, print reading, and materials science. They then move on to learn relevant knowledge and hands-on skills related to a wide variety of topics essential in modern industry, including: AC/DC electricity; fluid power; machine tools; mechanical drives; electrical relay control; computer-aided design and manufacturing; CNC machine operation and programming; materials engineering; electrical fabrication; plastics and mold design; welding; and lean manufacturing.

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Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

Amatrol also offers Industry 4.0 Fundamentals, which is a program that prepares high school students for high-paying Industry 4.0 careers in local industries. This program was developed by subject matter experts with real-world feedback from industry and educational institutions. With this program, students will learn the hands-on skills that employers desire.

Industry 4.0 Fundamentals combines various learning methods to provide a robust experience in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on Industry 4.0 skills. This includes self-paced interactive multimedia curriculum, pre- and post-lesson quizzes, skills assessments, virtual training, and hands-on industrial training. This learning approach prepares students for real-world tasks they will encounter on the job.

The curriculum for Industry 4.0 Fundamentals is structured in a modular 4-course format with each course designed to take one semester to complete. This allows high school students to complete the entire program in two years. By completion of the program, students will be able to program and operate a FANUC robot, as well as collect data from manufacturing processes and use it to adjust, control, and improve the processes.

Over the course of the program, students will study a variety of Industry 4.0 technologies, concepts, and applications. Areas of focus include: PLC motor control, event sequencing, and troubleshooting; smart sensors; network security; data analytics and diagnostics; manufacturing processes and production; maintenance awareness; and more.

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Skills-based learning programs attract and retain high school learners

High school students are destined to become knowledge workers, regardless of whatever specific career choice they make. Engineering and technology offer some of the most rewarding career opportunities possible! Amatrol’s high school programs are designed to engage students who demand a high degree of interactivity and challenge to keep them interested and learning. All of our high school programs articulate to colleges for up to 18 credit hours. Amatrol’s Pre-Engineering and Manufacturing programs are a great way to get high school students interested in exciting and rewarding careers. Hands-on experience in a wide range of engineering technologies using industrial quality equipment and software prepares them for success in college and beyond. Amatrol’s learning design engages students at their own pace, allowing them to be successful in understanding and applying new technical knowledge. The programs work well in both self-directed as well as traditional classrooms.

Amatrol’s High School programs use a unique blend of project-based team learning combined with a rotational individualized learning format for technical skills development. Amatrol offers both traditional equipment based labs as well as virtual labs. While designed for self-paced learning, Amatrol’s learning programs are equally effective in traditional classroom settings. All of Amatrol’s learning programs allow students to fully experience the rewards of hands-on, applied technical learning.

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Amatrol has an wide range of high school programs to fit your needs. Whether you are looking to provide a 1, 2, 3, or 4 year program, Amatrol can help. Supported by interactive eLearning and hands-on skill procedures, our programs engage students and provide the training they need to be successful.