TTA & FANUC Bring Hands-On Experience to the Honda Indy Grand Prix

Knowing something and knowing how to do something are, of course, very different things. There’s no substitute for hands-on experience when discovering new ideas and skills. No matter how detailed the instructions may be, we seem to work better when we “learn through doing.” Therefore, the best way to get students excited about future careers and job skills is not to tell them, but to show them.


At the Honda Indy Grand Prix this weekend, from April 20-22, 2018, Barber Motorsports Park is hosting Gear Up Your Career – an exciting lineup of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, and, of course, racing action. The event invites students of all ages to come and learn more about the skilled labor industry while enjoying race weekend. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Alabama companies, talk to colleges, discover career path opportunities, and see technology in action.


FANUC America, a TTA manufacturing partner, will be at Barber Motorsports Park throughout the weekend, showing students how manufacturing technology works, and how they can have a future career in the skilled labor industry. FANUC will have CNC certification carts and CNC simulators onsite, showing students how CNC manufacturing works in real time! With these tools, students can experience the complete programming, setup, and operational workflow in an afternoon. All on their own, students will learn how to write programs, set up tooling and workplace offsets, and make a part on a real machine. This hands-on experience will inspire future skilled labor and manufacturing technicians to successful career paths.  When students do move into the workshop, they will be familiar with the programs and systems of CNC manufacturing, and will more efficiently be able to program, navigate, and operate the world’s most popular CNC control.


Technical Training Aids is a dealer of FANUC products in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. FANUC is dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of North and South American manufacturers by creating opportunities to help them increase efficiency, reliability, quality, and profitability. This includes training the future workforce that will be joining the technologically-advanced manufacturing industry.


We hope to see you this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park!