Pictured are, back row, from left, Shawn Martin, Jeff Juhan, Cody Gee, Brandon Ballenger, Matt Wilbanks and Johnathaen Reddick. Front row, from left, are Jonathan Sides, Chris Haley, David Bennett, Kendra Rojas and Robert Thomas.
North Georgia Technical College recently presented Fanuc CERT Handling Tool Operations and Programming credentials to students in the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Technology program at the Currahee Campus. Students receiving credentials completed the required Fanuc online materials as well as in-class and hands-on lessons. In addition, students were required to demonstrate skills and complete a specific final programming assignment and pass a certification test.
“Fanuc robots are the most widely-used six axis industrial robots used today. By having this certification, students will have an advantage over other applicants for the same jobs,” said NGTC instructor Chris Haley.
Students completing this certification were Brandon Ballenger and John Reddick of Eastanollee, David Bennett of Cornelia, Cody Gee of Martin, Jeff Juhan of Toccoa, Kendra Rojas and Jonathan Sides of Lavonia, Robert Thomas of Alto, Matt Wilbanks of Commerce and Shawn Martin.
The new program will help students as well as the surrounding community. “Local companies previously sent their technicians out of state and spent up to $2,500 for a week-long course to get the same certification. Now NGTC can provide this training as part of our program, as well as offer this training through our economic development department. NGTC along with our local industrial advisory committee have built something special and it's only going to get better,” said Haley.
North Georgia Technical College is the first technical college in the state of Georgia and is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. Its main campus is in Clarkesville, with additional campuses in Toccoa and Blairsville. For more information, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.