Robots heading to career tech center

School board uses grant to begin program

At its meeting last Thursday, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved to purchase education training CERT (certification) Package from Technical Training Aids in the amount of $48,850 utilizing College and Career Readiness grant funds to add a robot that will benefit students at the Escambia Career Readiness Center (ECRC) in the industrial maintenance program. The package includes Fanuc LR Mate ER-4iA, the robot, and the Education Training CERT Package from Technical Training Aids.

The robotic program will help credential students in Industrial Maintenance Instructor Carter Wils...