New video explains automation in simple, easy-to-understand terms

  • August 09, 2017
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Introduces young people to career opportunities in engineering and automation

Do you know that virtually everything we as humans depend on-the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the cars we drive, the electricity we use in our homes and so on-is made possible through automated processes and the skills and knowledge of automation professionals? It's true.

And beyond meeting our fundamental needs and providing the core resources of modern society, advances in automation technologies and methodologies enable scientists and other researchers to explore previously uncharted territories and extend the boundaries of progress.

new introductory video developed by the Automation Federation-an association of member organizations founded by the International Society of Automation-explains automation in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The video also showcases some of the many rewarding career opportunities available in the automation field and features excerpts from practicing automation professionals.

The video serves as a great resource to share with the younger generation, particularly those in middle and high schools who are exploring potential career paths. It can also serve as a resource for those individuals looking to transition into a new field.

Feel free to feature the video at local career fairs and school science festivals and competitions. Help young people recognize the joys of STEM-focused learning and the value and potential of a career in automation and engineering.

For more information on the value of automation, and the role and mission of the Automation Federation, visit

About the Automation Federation 

The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization of twenty (20) member organizations and seven working groups engaged in automation activities. The Automation Federation enables its members to more effectively fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications, and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is the "Voice of Automation." For more information about the Automation Federation, visit