ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Comprehensive Catalogs of Upcoming Training Events
Research Triangle Park, N.C. (4 October 2005) - ISA has released its latest education and training course catalog, divided into three training paths: fundamental skills, continuing education for automation professionals, and technical skills training.
The catalog includes the October 2005 - June 2006 schedule of instructor-led courses and live web-based seminars, including those offered at ISA EXPO 2005 in Chicago, IL. The catalog also details hundreds of CD-ROM, online, web-based, and video courses available.
The fundamental skills path offers courses on the basics of instrumentation, measurement, and control.
The section on continuing education options for automation professionals features courses on process instrumentation; continuous process control; batch control; discrete control; motors and drives & motion control; communications, networks, & data management; MES integration; safety & environmental issues; and project management.
The technical training path offers courses and other resources on topics such as instrumentation maintenance, control systems, and industrial data communications.
For more information about the ISA's education and training programs or to download a PDF file of the latest catalog, visit http://www.isa.org/training, or call (919) 549-8411 and request a print copy.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).