Festo Didactic

The Digitalization Challenge

Technology trends, in ever shorter cycles, such as digitalization, are leading to greater complexity in dynamic, increasingly networked industrial environments. Skilled workers face growing challenges in their everyday work, which demand an ever-increasing level of professional competence, media literacy, and autonomy.

Qualified and well-trained specialists are becoming a scarce resource for companies and for economies – yet at the same time, they’re also the keys to success.

Innovative, new learning concepts help to:

  • Attract qualified apprentices for technical training
  • Retain skilled workers through continuous professional development
  • Position a company as an innovative and attractive employer/training institution

“When we received an advanced manufacturing grant from Governor Baker, AET was a great resource to guide us through the process of design, equipment selection, and installation. Our program is now equipped with equipment that will provide our students with cutting edge technology which will prepare them for college and career readiness.”

Dr. Heidi Riccio, Superintendent-Director
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School

“AET Labs has been our savior in creating the Blackstone Valley Education Hub (BV Ed Hub)! The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce was fortunate enough to receive a large Work Skills Capital Grant from the MA Department of Higher Ed to create fabrication, design and computer labs. AET Labs provided us with the expertise and know-how we needed to successfully reach our goals. . . At the end of the project we got rave reviews from the community, our students, teachers, schools and our legislators.”


Jeannie Hebert, CEO and President of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Blackstone Valley Education Hub