Steps You Can Take Now
1. Discuss this information with your school's guidance counselor or your career advisor.
Ask for information on appropriate educational programs in your area. Find out what these programs offer and the requirements for admission. Your counselor might also know of courses that you can take now to prepare for these careers.
2. Look into scholarships for students planning to enter this field offered through the ISA Educational Foundation.
More information is available on the ISA Network- www.isa.org. Select About ISA, and then choose ISA Foundation>Education Foundation. Private industry also offers some scholarships. Student loan and government assistance programs might also be available. Veterans and members of the armed forces should investigate special educational assistance programs. Your counselor may be able to help you find sources of financial assistance.
In addition, many schools offer placement assistance for part-time jobs or apprenticeships. These opportunities can provide valuable experience as well as financial help.
3. Get more information about automation + control.
ISA, a professional organization, has student and professional Sections in many parts of the world. Members active in these Sections can be good sources of information and advice. Visit the ISA Networkat www.isa.org; select Educators & Students; search for Student Sections by state to locate the Student Section nearest you and learn more about ISA.
4. Become a student member of ISA.
The educational materials, meetings, and personal contacts offered will supplement your learning and help you discover opportunities available in the field.
For more information on ISA and careers in automation + control, explore the ISA Network. Begin designing your future by preparing for a rewarding career.