Recruiting engineering talent is difficult. That's why Beckhoff Automation is investing in new technology to improve automation recruiting, hiring and retention. Nathan Eisel, technical support manager for Beckhoff Automation, believes students should be introduced to industrial technology at an early age to help shape their perceptions for the industry. In this article from Plant Engineering, Eisel suggests a few tips to foster students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
Learn why it is important for automation vendors to fund technical schools and programs, and donate equipment. Additionally, you will find out why automation companies are responsible for pushing the convergence of automation and computer science and information technology (IT) technologies, and PC-based controls.