From the Classroom to Practical Industrial Application

Oct. 22, 2013
Control Global's Greg McMilland and Stan Weiner Host Alternating Discussion on the Future of Education for Automation Engineers

Process control experts Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner agree there is a large retention gap in the information students acquire in the classroom compared to the on-the-job application environment. McMillan says internal on-the-job training employees receive when hired often falls to the way side due to an overwhelming number of initial challenges. Weiner says now-a-days there is an even smaller number of experienced personnel to help employees and very little one-on-one guidance. In this article from sister publication Control Global, McMillan and Weiner host an alternating discussion about the future of education for automation engineers. 

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