Pewaukee, WI – Several learning systems offered by Wisconsin’s LAB Midwest were featured during President Donald Trump’s Tuesday visit to Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) where, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, the president spoke of the vital importance of preparing the next generation of advanced manufacturing employees.

Trump toured WCTC’s Integrated Manufacturing Center where students in the School of Applied Technologies gain high-in-demand advanced manufacturing skills and disciplines including Control Systems, Automation, CNC, Fluid Power, Motor Control, Motion Control and Mechanical Drives.

The program includes solutions offered by LAB Midwest supplier Amatrol of Jeffersonville, IN.  Amatrol designs, develops and manufactures technical learning systems, highly interactive eLearning and hands-on training systems, all backed by industry relevant curriculum.  Integral to WCTC’s program is Amatrol’s Mechatronics Learning Systems which include highly advanced manufacturing technology and authentic components typical of what students will use in industrial careers.

WCTC’s programs also provide extensive Robotics and CNC learning opportunities.  Earlier this year the program added a FANUC Robot-Loaded ROBODRILL CNC machining center.  This addition, made possible by the generosity of the Lutz Family Foundation, enables students to utilize a FANUC robot to load and unload a fully functional machining center.  WCTC’s Integrated Manufacturing Center also features FANUC CERT Cells used to train students in basic and advanced robot safety, operation and programming.

More than half of CNC Controls and Robots utilized in American manufacturing are provided by FANUC.  LAB Midwest is FANUC’s only Education Authorized Reseller in the state of Wisconsin and several other states.

“WCTC has a fantastic program,” said LAB Midwest CEO Renee Kirchner.  “What a great opportunity for the school’s team and students to have their technology and curriculum featured in such a prominent way.”