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Yaskawa’s robotics training programmes

Third Quarter 2023 News & events

Robotics is an ever-growing industry, and South African manufacturers are increasingly adopting automation into their production processes to remain competitive. Yaskawa’s long-standing training academy offers its customers, and individuals looking to enter the industry, the opportunity to learn and upskill in various in-demand positions, including programming, operations, maintenance, safety and robot troubleshooting.

“At the Yaskawa Southern Africa Training Academy we offer a variety of courses and training programmes designed to meet the needs of different skill levels, from beginner to advanced,” says training officer, Leon Coetzer. “Our staff comprises experienced engineers who are experts in their fields.” Since the academy’s inception in 2002, over 2200 students have been trained.

Both individuals wanting to enter the industry, and existing customers of Yaskawa Robots, can expect a hands-on approach to training. In-person classes ensure trainees gain the necessary knowledge and skills to operate and maintain Yaskawa robots effectively. With South Africa’s skills shortage, this creates more opportunities to strengthen the country’s workforce and reduce unemployment.

Yaskawa’s approach to training goes beyond initial skill acquisition, recognising the importance of ongoing professional development of its employees. “We provide continuous mentoring and coaching to our employees to help them set and achieve their career goals,” says Coetzer. Yaskawa’s training programmes play a crucial role in the growth and development of the robotics industry in South Africa by providing accessible opportunities for both beginners and advanced students. The academy is poised to leave a lasting footprint on the robotics industry and empower the future of automation.

For more information contact Leon Coetzer, Yaskawa Southern Africa, +27 11 608 3182, leon@yaskawa.za.com, www.yaskawa.za.com


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