Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

This post was authored by Leo Staples, senior manager, utility operational compliance, at OGE Energy Corp. Leo is an ISA Fellow and was ISA president in 2011. In a prior blog, I talked about how ISA student sections present opportunities for members to shape future...
Unintended Consequences of Cutting Technical Headcount

Unintended Consequences of Cutting Technical Headcount

This post was written by Stephen Malyszko, president and chief executive officer of Malisko Engineering, Inc. In the automation community, we routinely hear that reducing head count is one of the better ways to cut operational costs in a manufacturing plant. From some...
The Challenges of Attracting Millennials to Industrial Careers

The Challenges of Attracting Millennials to Industrial Careers

This article was written by Peter G. Martin, Ph.D., vice president, business value solutions, Schneider Electric.   There has been considerable discussion of late about the mass retirements of baby boomers from the industrial workforce and the lack of appropriate...
Automation Competency Model Helps Guide Future Technical Workforce

Automation Competency Model Helps Guide Future Technical Workforce

This post was written by Stephen R. Huffman, vice president, marketing and business development, at Mead O’Brien, Inc. In 2007, the Automation Federation (AF) delegation told an audience at the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) about the people practicing...
How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

This guest blog post was written by Martin Ross, product manager for UniSim Competency Suite at Honeywell Process Solutions. This is part two of a two-part series. Click here to read part one.   Developing and maintaining competent process operators is critical...

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