Mentoring the next generation of manufacturing pros

Knowledge transfer is a necessary, but often challenging, endeavor.

By Greg McMillan, Stan Weiner

Stan Weiner: The future of the automation profession is at a critical turning point. We have enthusiastic energetic engineers eager to learn moving into the profession and still enough of the experienced old timers to get them started in the right direction.

Greg McMillan: I started a personalized ISA mentor program about four years ago that sought to help guide individuals who are relatively new to the profession. The only requirement was that the individual be a user with two or more years of plant experience.

To learn more about knowledge tansfer, read “How to effectively get engineering knowledge” from Control.

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