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Lincoln Electric Offers “Putting the Right Skills in the Hands of Our Students” Promotion on its Robotic Welding Education Cell

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lincoln Electric now offers a new promotion on its popular Robotic Welding Education Cell. During the “Putting the Right Skills in the Hands of Our Students” promotion, customers can choose between a FREE Miniflex® Portable Weld Fume Control System (230V input) or a $2,000 discount on the purchase of a new Robotic Welding Education Cell.

The promotion, which begins July 1 and runs through December 31, only is eligible with the purchase of a NEW Robotic Education Cell. The Robotic Education Cell is a complete, mobile welding training system designed to demonstrate, develop and teach students the proper techniques, programming and robotic welding skills.

Manufacturing has transformed into an exciting environment with advanced equipment and technology driven by automation and robotics. Today’s workforce is challenged to accelerate skills and knowledge to meet the growing needs of manufacturing.

As a 2011 study by Manpower reveals, globally, one in three (34 percent) employers reports experiencing difficulties filling positions due to lack of available talent. Industry continues to implement industrial robots to achieve higher productivity and quality, skilled robotic jobs continue to grow. To resolve and address this issue, Lincoln Electric is focused on developing programs and solutions to support education and industry to assist in bridging the skills gap.

“A Robotic Education Cell offers the opportunity to teach skills required for advanced manufacturing today in a variety of environments, from a classroom to a lab to a recruitment event”, states Deanna Postlethwaite, Business Unit Manager at Lincoln Electric.

The International Federation of Robotics identified that in the next eight years, projections show robots will create 2.5 million jobs

“Due to the forecasted expansion in robotic positions, it is imperative to ensure we educate the workforce to meet the skills manufacturing and fabrication need today and in the future to keep US manufacturing productive and competing on a global scale.”

For more information and details about the Robotic Education Cell promotion, call 888/355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com/schoolrobots.

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