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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Partners with Singapore Polytechnic Institute to Bring Professional Development Resources and Workforce Development Initiatives to ASEAN Region
Research Triangle Park, NC (3 December 2008) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today a partnership with the Singapore Polytechnic Institute to deliver automation, instrumentation, and control training to professionals in the ASEAN region.
ISA and Singapore Polytechnic Institute will work with ISA to conduct short courses in the region, starting with ISA’s popular “Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control” course. Additional courses are under development and are expected to roll out during 2009.
"This is a critical step in our efforts to bring the automation community around the world together, and we are excited about developing a strategic alliance with such a well respected educational institution as Singapore Polytechnic," said Patrick Gouhin, ISA Executive Director and CEO.
“ISA is world-renowned in the field of instrumentation, and Singapore Polytechnic is very privileged to have established this collaboration. The good teaching and training resources within Singapore Polytechnic coupled with ISA’s excellent courses will greatly boost the quality of our instrumentation training," said Dr. Dave Chong, Director of Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Singapore Polytechnic supports the Singapore government’s Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience (SPUR), and is a leader in workforce development efforts in the region. Singapore Polytechnic shares several key workforce development objectives with ISA, including improving the image and excitement surrounding the automation profession with the next generation.
“I am delighted that ISA is collaborating with Singapore Polytechnic Institute in this important workforce development initiative. ISA leaders around the world have been impressed by the work and commitment to automation of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Singapore Economic Development Board and Singapore Polytechnic. The degree and detail of the skills development program and education can be a model that other countries and regions of the world that are serious about automation should emulate,” said ISA President Kim Miller Dunn. “In addition to our training programs, ISA can bring our experience in developing engaging outreach programs and events for the next generation of automation professionals, such as our YAPFEST and iAU2M8 events, to further build the global talent pipeline.”
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Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).