HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, December 8, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic challenges schools to build functional systems for online learning, one high school in particular found an optimal solution for keeping its engineering courses going strong. This was a series of e-learning tutorials from industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas. The online resources gave Lakota East High School engineering instructor Todd Hummer an effective way to teach his Computer Integrated Manufacturing course remotely as well as in a socially distanced manner once students began returning for in-person learning.

Hummer has about 45 students, both juniors and seniors, who are pursuing engineering knowledge and are on track to study the subject at a college level. Whether classes are held online or in-person, pandemic-related concerns make it impossible to allow multiple students to crowd around a single piece of equipment. Hummer’s approach has been to modularize the entire class and employ a rotation strategy, which presents a challenge for addressing questions about the material. With Omron’s e-learning modules, he was able to structure his content to help students stay engaged.

“Not only was the Omron e-learning content valuable for remote students, now that we are back to school in person, the lessons will be just as valuable,” says Hummer. “Due to social distancing requirements, we are learning content in rotations, or a modular environment. As a result, I am not always able to traditionally instruct the class, but Omron helps fill in that instruction as I move around the room helping the students who need it. Students can work though the learning modules at their own pace until they reach proficiency!”

Voelker Controls Company, an Ohio-based industrial automation solutions provider and an Omron distributor, was instrumental in introducing the e-learning modules to the high school. “We’re honored to work with our local schools and students to expand their engineering knowledge. When traditional methods were not available and with limited options to teach automation remotely, Omron’s e-learning was a great resource.” says Andy Walsh, Voelker’s Product Manager of Robotics and Automation.

"Voelker Controls y Omron tienen algunos de los conocimientos de automatización más avanzados del mundo, y nos enorgullece compartir nuestros conocimientos para ayudar a educar el futuro de la automatización".

Andy Walsh | Gerente de productos de robótica y automatización, Voelker Controls Company
Lakota High School Students

The e-learning modules have over 50 courses on functions and general knowledge of factory automation equipment. The modules are designed for people of all backgrounds seeking to learn more about robotics and other engineering topics related to industrial automation technology. Anyone interested in gaining more engineering knowledge can get started by registering here.

Acerca de Voelker Controls Company

Voelker Controls ha proporcionado a sus clientes las mejores soluciones de automatización industrial durante casi 50 años. Fundada en 1970 por Chuck Voelker para satisfacer las necesidades de automatización de las empresas locales, la empresa se ha expandido a partir de su experiencia original en soluciones hidráulicas y neumáticas para abarcar control de movimiento, robótica, visión artificial, sensores, identificación automática y más. Su sede se encuentra en Ohio.

Acerca de Omron Automation

Omron Automation es un socio de automatización industrial que crea, vende y da servicio a soluciones de automatización totalmente integradas que incluyen detección, control, seguridad, visión, movimiento, robótica y mucho más. Fundada en 1933 y actualmente dirigida por el presidente Yoshihito Yamada, los 36,000 empleados de Omron ayudan a las empresas a resolver los problemas con creatividad en más de 110 países. Obtenga más información en http://automation.omron.com/.

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