Career and Technical Training

New Fab Lab Bootcamp Workshops Announced!

Summer’s in the rear-view mirror and a new school year is in full swing! Fall is a great time to set goals and start planning your Professional Development calendar. AET Labs is pleased to announce our newest round of Fab Lab Bootcamp Workshops featuring a diverse selection of our most popular sessions paired with some… read more

5 Steps to 5-Axis

Dynamic and efficient, 5-axis machining is fast becoming the standard in manufacturing. As more complex geometries and production efficiencies are demanded by industry, how do we prepare students with the right skills needed to excel as advanced, 5-axis adept machinists? Follow 5 progressive steps: Step One: Choose professional-grade CNC machines and software by EMCO The… read more

Highlights From Hanover Messe 2019

Wow! What a fantastic week at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. AET Labs was delighted to attend Hanover Messe 2019 with our special guests Dr. Ed Bouquillon, Superintendent of Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA and Dan Larochelle, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Department Chair at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. Together with… read more

Are you Ready for Dig it. Fab it. Make it?

AET Labs is delighted to announce the return of Dig it. Fab it. Make it. for 2019. Educators from across New England are invited to join AET Labs and our co-hosts Stratasys and GrabCAD on May 17th from 9:00 – 2:00 for this year’s Fab Lab & Makerspace Expo for Education at WPI. We have… read more

The Latest Industry News From The Folks Who Know I4.0

The newest edition of trends magazine from the global automation leaders at Festo features industry certification, the changing vocations of Industry 4.0, the cobot revolution and a spotlight on Germany’s oldest sparkling wine cellars ultramodern production technology and much more. Access the magazine here to read all these great articles: Changing Vocations Ready 4 Success… read more

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