Next-generation Workforce: Process Automation Training

Hands on training“To close the skills gap, employers need to provide advanced training to keep the workforce competitive. Educators need to keep their training programs up-to-date to help next-generation automation and process control professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, talent needed for process-focused automation in the manufacturing industry is expected to grow 6% from 2010 to 2020. At the same time, the manufacturing industry is projected to grow its output from $4.4 trillion to $5.7 trillion, a 2.8% annual increase, by 2020. Many other countries across the globe are experiencing the same trends.”

Jerry Spindler, Training Manager with Endress+Hauser,  points out the challenges ahead for the process automation industries and where the answers may be.  Edited by Mark Hoske, Content Editor with Control Engineering, this article looks at how automation managers can create an environment that is conducive to the expected growth.  Training programs and employee satisfaction initiatives are among the strategies discussed.

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Other Resources:

Honeywell E-learning

Industrial Controls Online:

ISA (International Society of Automation):


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