The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Advanced Mechatronics and Engineering Technology program, formerly called Electronics Technology, has just been credited by FANUC Robotics as a Certified Education training center and is presenting its’ first FANUC Handling Pro certification to students this spring. CWI is the first FANUC Authorized Satellite Training Program (F.A.S.T) education partner in the Northwest for the world leader in manufacturing robotics. This demonstrates the College’s commitment to the training of students and industry professionals with relevant training for the 21st century. With companies incorporating robotics in their operations the demand for skilled workers in the operation, programming, implementation, and use of robotics is increasing. With the curriculum designed by FANUC, students receive an industry recognized certification though their course work. This partnership with FANUC endorses and promotes the College as a recognized training center for robotics.