ETA® International is a proud member of Automation Federation and supports common goals that strive for a trained and skilled automation workforce along with shaping the future of cybersecurity protection in global manufacturing.
Greencastle, IN (PRWEB)
July 31, 2017
The Automation Federation (AF) is an association of member organizations providing awareness, programs, and services that advance the automation profession for the betterment of humanity. Participating in the recent AF Board of Directors meeting, ETA International worked with other industry professionals and associations to strengthen workforce development and cybersecurity initiatives affecting automation while promoting member advocacy.
The Board of Directors established key directives for advancing workforce development in automation. First, AF released its “Automation Is” video that encompasses advocacy of diversity/inclusion and Veteran workforce initiatives as well as educates the public about automation and the many careers available today in the industry.
The decision to participate in the American Association of Community College Workforce Development Institute allowed AF to influence program design, development, and delivery, in services to students and employers, and in creative solutions to workforce and economic development challenges. In addition, AF will continue its Automation Competency Model Conference with California Community Colleges as well as its efforts with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to engage teachers and career counselors with automation career directives.
AF will also participate with NOVA, the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly, to expand the automation and advanced manufacturing career message.
Another initiative was AF’s participation in the FIRST Robotics Championships, which brings together tens of thousands of students of all ages for the ultimate celebration of science and technology. Through F”IRST, AF will be able to engage younger students to promote entrance into…