Next week, April 8, NetWorks will have a Robotics webinar! 

Description:  As scientific and technical knowledge evolves, it sometimes aligns with demand in defense, health, agriculture, and other professional and social needs. We are now seeing the emergence of robotics and intelligent systems helping people become more productive. Production of these systems will increase and with it the demand for technicians to support operations. The NRTC will discuss the development of the Robotics Production Technician program and its relevance in today’s robotics production and educational marketplace.


Dr. Charles T. Muse received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Catawba College, his A.A.S. degree in Accounting from Coastal Carolina Community College, his MBA degree from East Tennessee State University and his doctorate in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.  He has published over forty articles, authored and co-authored four textbooks, and has made presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences and workshops. He currently serves as the Executive Director at the National Robotics Training Center at Florence-Darlington Technical College. 

Dr. Muse served over 31 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, held Commands at all ranks and retired at the rank of Colonel.  His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. He believes in community involvement and has served as President of the Alumni Association, Catawba College, Darlington Rotary Club, the Florence Family YMCA, the Muse Reunion Association and Chairman of the School Board for the Florence Adventist School.  He is currently the Vice President of Programs for the Pee Dee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and serves on the Board of Visitors for Catawba College.

Bill Bennett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. Bill has over twenty eight years of experience with companies in the textile and automotive components industries serving as a tier one and tier two supplier to most of the major auto companies. He has had responsibilities that include new product launch, process design, product costing and cost systems, packaging engineering, implementation of business systems, plant expansions, implementation of lean manufacturing and high performance work teams, and quality systems.

Bill’s current position is the Director, Training and Manufacturing for the National Robotics Training Center, located at the Southeastern Institute for Manufacturing and Technology at Florence-Darlington Technical College. In this role, Bill supports development of training and certification programs for production technicians and supports product transition activities for small business.

To register, go to MATEC NetWorks!

Mark Viquesney