The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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ISA announces 2015 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees
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ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Certifies Three Yokogawa ISA100 Wireless Products
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ISA has the resources and expert networks that you need – no matter what position you hold in our industries. Browse the products and services designed to meet the needs of these common industry roles:
[ISA] gives me a chance to meet other professionals in my field and keep up to date on emerging technologies.
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ISA’s products and services are organized by technical topic – a selection of technologies, trends, and areas of focus that are relevant to your on-the-job performance:
Through our Onsite Training services, ISA can bring our industry-leading instructors, proven training materials, and indispensable hands-on training devices directly to you. You get customized solutions that are highly convenient, cost effective, and flexible-and specially designed to help you improve your productivity and efficiency and avoid unscheduled downtime.
ISA's Onsite Training leverages the in-depth knowledge and vast experience of more than 100 subject matter experts across a wide variety of technical fields, including:
ISA continues to build upon its proven track record of identifying each organization's specific training needs and working with leading content experts to deliver rapid, customized solutions. ISA's professional development consultants are acutely aware of the industry's critical workforce challenges and are uniquely capable of understanding and addressing specialized concerns. They collaborate with organizations to identify their most urgent needs and leverage ISA's vast resources and experience to develop the timely and reliable solutions that will work best for each company. Our internationally recognized training solutions will enable your organization to:
ISA's solutions development process consists of three vital components:
Each component of the ISA process feeds into the next, and revolves to form a continuous loop to help us improve our performance. This full-circle approach enables ISA to satisfy its customers' short- and long-term training goals while pinpointing opportunities for improving customer value and enhancing program results.
ISA's expert training program begins with a Needs Assessment, the essential first step in learning about a company's specific training issues, challenges and goals. The process includes interviews with and testing of employees, administered by one of our prominent subject matter experts. After ISA gains a deeper understanding of a company's goals and employees' current skills levels, we identify the gaps that exist between the two, and partner with company leaders to develop a master plan, or roadmap, to help close the gaps. Using the roadmap as a guide, ISA works with our subject matter experts, our partners, and our resources to create a custom program to meet the company's identified needs and requirements.
Once skills/knowledge levels are assessed, ISA can recommend targeted, individualized learning plans; and work with customers to schedule training for employees with as little interruption to operations as possible. Where needed, ISA instructors can work with your leadership to develop custom courses to meet your team's exact goals and circumstances. And, limiting the size of ISA classes to smaller groups enables a better student/instructor ratio, with more one-on-one interaction, and a more-focused learning environment.
Before and after employees attend ISA's Onsite Training courses, ISA tests their knowledge levels. We use the pre-test to determine their baseline understanding and competency, and highlight areas needing the most improvement. Post-training evaluations, completed by employees and made available after every ISA training course, assess the students' understanding and knowledge. Testing also encourages valuable feedback that can benefit continuous program improvement. In addition to testing on knowledge and skills learned during the individualized learning plans, ISA can also bring certification exams to your location.
Once we gather input and results from the post-test, ISA begins the process over again, when needed. We continue to measure trainee knowledge and skills as we examine how our overall training processes can be improved.