Dr. Stephen Catt is the Deputy Director of Education and Workforce Development at Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM). ARM’s mission is to be the leading catalyst of robotics innovation and expertise, accelerating growth in U.S.-based manufacturing and high value careers. This nationwide initiative seeks to enhance existing education and training by identifying and promoting best practices in preparing an adaptive workforce for Industry 4.0.
Prior to joining ARM, Dr. Catt taught higher education administration, organizational development, and management at the Master and Baccalaureate levels. He worked as an administrator for a community college for 30 years where he was a catalyst in regional development of advanced manufacturing programs, an associate degree in robotic technology, STEM coalitions among businesses and education, and other creative workforce initiatives.
He worked in the departments of Student Affairs, Workforce Development, Foundation, and Academics and earned his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification while acquiring over $1 million in new grant funds a year. At the college, he transformed the strategic planning process, formed a new Workforce Development department, and was critical in developing and implementing new curriculum in robotics, energy production, cybersecurity, and disaster training.
At ARM, Dr. Catt coordinates project calls, convenes experts around the nation to solve workforce challenges, and helps companies and workers adapt to new technologies.