June 02, 2021
2 min read

Are You Preparing Your Students for Industry 4.0?

The manufacturing industry is rapidly transforming due to continuous technological advancements that improve efficiency, accuracy, automation, and safety in industrial environments. In turn, the demand for highly skilled advanced manufacturing employees has increased, and employers are finding it challenging to find people with the right skills. 

Companies like Festo Didactic connect industry experts and educators to help close the skills gap. The Festo Industry 4.0 Certification Program (FI4.0CP) is a comprehensive certification program that ensures students have qualifying skills upon completion, including technical and soft skills such as effective communication, managing others, and critical thinking. The program allows students to transition into various production, technician, and engineering jobs in high-tech and advanced manufacturing industries. 

FI4.0CP integrates easily with existing certificate, Associate, and Bachelor's degree programs. Festo Didactic partners with NC3, the trusted certification accrediting body in the industry, to ensure students are well-trained and ready for technical careers by:

  • Deploying the industry's best trainers
  • Designing a rigorous curriculum
  • Providing access to simulated smart factory equipment and learning systems

There are three levels to the certification, with several credits students must pass at each level.

  • Level 1: Fundamentals - establishing foundational skills
  • Level 2: Advanced Mechatronics - building technical competency
  • Level 3: Industry 4.0. - achieving career expertise

This advanced training is critical in New England, and we're proud of the first set of New England schools participating in the Festo Industry 4.0 Certification Program:

  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School
  • Goodwin Technical High School
  • Greater Lowell Technical High School
  • Manchester Community College (NH)
  • Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy

We're looking forward to seeing their progress next year! 

Would you like to join in preparing your students for the industrial revolution? Contact us to get started.