Robotics training equips millwrights with in-demand skills

Two robot stations at the Charlotte, North Carolina, and Arlington, Texas, training centers are preparing millwrights to work in the automotive industry and in other manufacturing facilities that increasingly use automated systems. SSMRC apprentices and journey-level millwrights can become highly skilled in these in-demand fields through free training in Charlotte, Arlington, and, beginning next year, at the training center under construction near Nashville, Tennessee. The SSMRC’s robotics course also provides prerequisite training for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ mechatronics course held at the International Training Center in Las Vegas.

Contractors need mechanics who are cross-trained in installation and maintenance of automated systems that involve a blend of mechanical, electronic, computing, and other technical skills. SSMRC members who are trained through our regional centers and by the Carpenters International Training Fund’s Mechatronics Program learn the valuable skills needed to install and program automated systems. Contact your local training center to find out about available courses.

The photos below show a train-the-trainer robotics course that took place at the Charlotte, North Carolina, training center in October of 2021.