Boeing donates robotic arm to Shoreline Community College Advanced Manufacturing Program

Robot to be used by students to build advanced manufacturing skills

December 11, 2020 in Our Community

Setting up the robot at Shoreline Community College

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Boeing has donated a robotic arm to Shoreline Community College for use in the school’s Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Program. The robot, designated as training surplus by Boeing, will help students gain skills using an actual robotic arm.

“The robotic arm will serve up to 48 students annually,” said Wanda Waldrop, Program Navigator for Shoreline Community Colleges’ Advanced Manufacturing and Technology/Mechatronics Program. “Students will learn how to set up, program, and operate industrial robots in both the virtual and real worlds.”

Boeing works with technical colleges and high schools around the region to increase the number of students choosing to work in aerospace manufacturing. “We are thrilled to make this contribution to Shoreline Community College. Boeing partners with educational programs like the one at Shoreline Community College to help prepare students to achieve their manufacturing career goals,” said Michelle Burreson, Senior Manager for BCA Workforce Development. “We are proud to support our local community and technical colleges, and hope this donation will inspire the next generation of manufacturing talent.”

Robots are used throughout Boeing in ways that improve the safety, quality and ergonomics of our production processes. Our employees know the value that robotics can deliver for Boeing, and these students will gain first-hand experience with those benefits.

By Catherine Rudolph

Shoreline Community College students working on robotic arm

Photo courtesy Shoreline Community College