Career and Technical Training

AET Labs’ Mark Lyons Collaborates on New Blackstone Valley Education Hub

The Stars Align for Learning Center at Linwood Mill Suddenly, significantly, amid the most oppressive heat of early summer and after years of fits and starts, arrives the refreshing news that the “Blackstone Valley Education Hub” at the Linwood Mill on the Mumford River will indeed finally burst onto the scene. “We even have a… read more

Siemens & Festo Didactic take aim at the manufacturing skills gap

Joint Press Release June 20, 2018 Siemens has partnered with Festo Didactic to offer the new Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which will help students, instructors and learning institutions combat the skills gap in the rapidly changing manufacturing industry. As automated systems become more complex, the need for qualified people with knowledge of integrated… read more

Festo Mechatronics Apprentice Program Celebrates its First Graduates

Festo Didactic, Sinclair Community College, TechSolve and five companies in the Cincinnati tri-state area (Art Metal Group, Clippard Instruments, Festo Inc., MQ Automation, Nestlé) created a two-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program to help employers develop the skills and workforce that are missing in companies today. Graduates are now working full-time with their employer and putting the… read more

New Industry 4.0 Certifications at PHCC could fill employee pipeline.

  From a press release on FESTO’s new FI4.0CP certification program. Originally published by Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation:   May 10, 2018 MARTINSVILLE, VA – Robotics, automation, and human-machine interface are among the workforce skills needed for the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, where cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and… read more

Minuteman High School Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Advanced Manufacturing Program

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA unveiled its highly-anticipated new Advanced Manufacturing Lab to students, members of local industry and a host of invited dignitaries including Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Representatives Kate Hogan, Denise Garlick and Jay Kaufman, State Senator Richard Ross and Assistant Secretary for Career Education… read more

Interdisciplinary Learning on Advanced Technology Strengthens STEM at Marlborough High School

Originally published by Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive manufacturing. AET Labs is happy to serve the New England education community as a Stratasys partner. High-Level Learners In 2011, Marlborough High School (MHS) in Massachusetts established their STEM Early College High School program after receiving a grant from the U.S. DOL and the Massachusetts… read more

Popular Science Names Desktop Metal Production System “2017 Best of What’s New” in Engineering

PRESS RELEASE – Popular Science Names Desktop Metal Production System “2017 Best of What’s New” in Engineering OCT 17 2017—BURLINGTON, Mass. Highlighting its speed and inkjet technology, Popular Science recognized the Desktop Metal Production System™ with its “2017 Best of What’s New” award in the Engineering category. The Production System is the first metal 3D… read more

Extreme Redesign 2018 Announced

Chances are if you were to give your savvy students a product to critique they would quickly assess it and think “I can make this better”, and they’d probably be right! Why not harness that “making” enthusiasm into an engineering design learning opportunity?   Extreme Redesign is a global quest sponsored by Stratasys and GrabCAD… read more

Congratulations to this Year’s Massachusetts SkillsUSA Mechatronics & Additive Manufacturing Winners!

AET Labs team had the pleasure of supporting the Mechatronics & Additive Manufacturing student competitions last Friday, held at Blackstone Regional Technical School. We are always impressed with the exemplary level of student determination, innovation and ingenuity displayed by our local student chapter of SkillsUSA, and this year was no exception. AET’s Dave Kempskie oversaw… read more

Thanks to All Who Participated in this Year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge & Digital Fabrication Showcase!

AET Labs would like to express our wholehearted appreciation to all who attended this year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge: New England Semifinals and Digital Fabrication Showcase – especially in view of our “Extreme” weather reschedule!  To our student competitors – Not only were your designs impressive, but your outstanding presentations got rave reviews from all in… read more