Upskilling America for Careers in Robotics for Manufacturing


The ARM Institute, a Manufacturing USA® Institute funded by the Department of Defense, accelerates the development and adoption of innovative robotics technologies and workforce development strategies that are the foundation of every advanced manufacturing activity today and in the future.

A 2018 report by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte found that 4.6 million jobs will need to be filled in robotics over the next decade, and 2.4 million of these jobs may go unfilled due to a lack of trained workers. To address this, ARM’s goal is to assemble and validate a national database and map of educational programs and resources that provide the skills required for today’s advanced manufacturing careers, with a focus on robotics.

fivestar* combined off-the-shelf technologies with an intuitive user experience to create a configurable solution that could be launched quickly and within a tight budget.


ARM contracted with fivestar* to design and develop RoboticCareers.org, Robotics Career.org will help define the competencies and roles required to meet advanced manufacturing employer needs; enable education seekers find programs that best meet these needs; inform employers, on what programs are available in their region that help upskill employees; present career pathway options for job seekers; and enable education providers to showcase their programs.


The front-end was built in Angular 8 with a Material Design base for peak performance and a seamless user experience. Following Angular component standards, modular, easily maintainable, and reusable UI components were created. The component/modular nature of Angular allows the application to rapidly and easily expand its capabilities and feature set. The back-end was developed in C# .Net Core and Azure SQL (Cloud). A custom content management system was developed to enable the client to easily update select public-facing pages.


built with Microsoft .net
application built with angular
Azure DevOps


RoboticCareers.org launched in May 2021 as the only national resource that highlights training that has been vetted by industry experts and is proven to identify the skills and competencies needed for a career in robotics for manufacturing.

Why a custom solution?

The client is using this system for revenue generation. They wanted ownership of the code and the ability to add features to expand revenue potential.

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