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COD Manufacturing Technology Program Aligned With Industry

COD Trains Future Workforce as Pandemic Spurs Drive Toward Automation

COVID-19 continues to impact the global economy, presenting challenges in nearly all industries and at all levels from small, private businesses to multinational corporations. While the pandemic has forced many businesses and individuals to weigh the balance between saving lives and saving livelihoods, for the manufacturing industry, it is accelerating the inevitable path toward automation.

“The future is already here,” said COD Manufacturing Technology Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Jim Tumavich. “Look at what is happening in restaurants with self-order kiosks. Remember how many cashiers McDonald’s had years ago? Now it’s just two or three. The next super burger shop may be totally automated. The customer will order and pay for his food via a smartphone app before arriving at the pick-up location. The order will be processed through an automated burger flipper and assembler, drinks are auto filled and

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COD Celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Sept. 21

College of DuPage will host a series of free virtual events during STEM Week, running Monday, Sept. 21, to Saturday, Sept. 26. The week will include daily social media highlights on the College’s Facebook and/or Instagram platforms as well as livestreamed videos via YouTube. All livestream events take place at 7 p.m. and can be accessed on the College’s Livestream page.

Register here to receive reminders about STEM Week live sessions.

“When people think of studying STEM, they don’t usually think about starting at a community college,” said COD STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol. “We want to change that. STEM Week allows us to highlight all the amazing reasons why College of DuPage is at the forefront of STEM education. Participants will hear from faculty, alumni and current experts in the field, see some of our unique spaces virtually and learn how to fund their STEM education, among other things.”

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