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ISA certification programs can position employees and employers to succeed

In today’s tough economy, many employees are searching for ways they can stand out from the crowd, both strengthening their hold on their current jobs and boosting their prospects for career advancement. On the other side of the coin, employers—facing tight hiring budgets and fierce marketplace competition—are expecting that workers have the proven experience and […]

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ISA training can provide the high-performing workforce that manufacturers and global economies need to grow

While the U.S. and world economies are still struggling to grow, there are important steps that manufacturers and process industries can take to improve their competitiveness. Workforce training can play a vital role in boosting operational performance and productivity. Well-trained employees are better able to adapt to change—a must in today’s economy—and less likely to […]

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Terrence G. Ives

My year as the 2013 ISA President has gotten off to a truly inspiring start

This past Saturday, I was in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the kickoff of the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), an annual competition that helps high school students across the world discover the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Many of the more than 50,000 students participating in this year’s competition will pursue course […]

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ISA President Robert E. Lindeman highlights 2012 achievements in his end-of-year address

ISA President Robert E. Lindeman highlights 2012 achievements in his end-of-year address

As the 2012 ISA President, I am gratified to report that ISA will enter the new year as a more capable, industry-significant, globally engaged, and member-focused organization. We’ve made real headway in 2012, building on our visionary strategic plan, and making the sound decisions that position our Society for long-term growth and success. While some […]

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Bob Lindeman

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a question we love to ask our kids and our grandkids – and sometimes, the answers we get will make us laugh for years. Sometimes, though, the answer provides a glimpse into a future that we can help that child build. Sometimes, it’s the glimmer of a passion, an aptitude – a career that they will someday […]

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