Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (RACE) is an independent training academy. Based in Singapore, RACE provides bite-sized training modules for professionals looking to become certified in fields related to robotics. RACE graduates have found themselves employed across the globe, in positions such as robotics system engineer and automation expert in industries ranging from health care to automotive.
One of the core courses offered at RACE is Attach-and-Train (AnT) for Robotics & Automation (R&A). The six-month program empowers agile engineering talents with hands-on access to core R&A technologies. The program is split into two sections: during Phase 1, students receive three months of hands-on classroom training at the academy campus. During Phase 2, trainees are placed with host companies for three months of on-the-job training, gaining valuable real-world experience from industry practitioners.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to maintain the safety of students and staff, in-person lessons during Phase 1 have transitioned to a remote learning environment. Using tools such as Zoom, lectures and presentations have continued online. Although not without its challenges, reported benefits of online learning included easier to follow lectures and step-by-step instructions, and the ability to record sessions for future review.