ISA brings automation and control systems certifications to the Manufacturing Skills Certification System


By Plant Services Staff

Jul 20, 2011

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is partnering with the Manufacturing Institute to bring automation and control systems certifications to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System (SCS). The partnership adds ISA's Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) and Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification programs to the SCS offerings.

The partnership is a continuation of work begun three years ago between the Automation Federation (AF) and NAM. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation. NAM participated with AF and the U.S. Department of Labor in the development of the Automation Competency Model. AF promoted the NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System as part of its work with the Piedmont Triad Partnership in North Carolina, USA.