• New Jersey Section receives a check from ISA in excess of $10,000

    NJ section check

    Matt Rothkopf (left) of ISA Training presents a check in the amount of $10,924.50 to Andres Gomez, President of the New Jersey Section.

    By providing a referral that led to a significant ISA training contract, the Society’s New Jersey Section has earned a royalty payment from ISA headquarters of nearly $11,000.

    At the section’s holiday dinner—held in Bridgewater, New Jersey on the evening of Wednesday, 9 December—Matt Rothkopf of ISA Training presented the check to Andres Gomez, President of the New Jersey Section.

    “We’re pleased to be able to provide the New Jersey Section with these funds, which I’m sure the section will put to good use,” Rothkopf remarked. “ISA Training wants all sections to be aware that they can earn royalty payments when they refer organizations to ISA Training and those referrals lead to finalized training contracts.”

    Gomez said ISA’s referral program provides ISA sections with a valuable opportunity to raise funds while helping them better serve their local members and meet demand in their geographic areas for ISA’s high-value professional development resources.

    “ISA members expect their section leaders to serve as trusted advisors,” he pointed out. “The referral program is another way we can assist them in meeting their professional and business goals through proper training. I encourage leaders within other ISA sections to discuss with their members their needs for training and educational services and identify how ISA can help.”

    Gomez reported that the New Jersey Section is currently assessing how it will best utilize its royalty payment.

    “We currently discussing with our Treasurer (Steve Valdez) and our board exactly how these funds will be distributed across the various programs we conduct. I believe a good portion of the funds will be used to replenish the Dr. Harlan J. Perlis Memorial Scholarship program (for college or university students studying an accredited curriculum in engineering or science). Other, more modest amounts will be used towards communications initiatives (such as those supporting member retention), educational events (job fairs) and monthly programs.

    All ISA sections, Rothkopf emphasizes, should embrace their role as ambassadors of the Society and look for ways they can connect automation and control professionals and organizations in their areas with needed ISA resources and services.

    “These are win-win opportunities,” he adds. “These customers receive the vital training required to improve their operating performance—whether it’s related to efficiency, quality, safety or security—and ISA headquarters and sections gain the additional resources necessary to better serve the automation and control community.”

    To receive further information on the referral program, contact Rothkopf via email at mrothkopf@isa.org.