Continuing the discussion from the last post where I postulated that ISA and MESA struggle more than IEEE or other engineering organizations in retaining members, in this post I'll offer my take as to why. I already noted that societies that serve specific engineering disciplines like IEEE have a feeder...
Like many automation engineers I get a steady stream of emails from ISA, MESA and other organizations with announcements about conferences, webinars and white papers. If the volume of email were an indication of viability it would seem that professional societies are alive and healthy.
Hello All, Just got back from teaching in S. Korea the MESA Global Education Program's MES/MOM Methodology Program. This class had 22 YOUNG engineers in the class. Most were between 28 and 32. Most were end users and system integrators.
This just in. Charlie Gifford, author of the Hitchhiking Through Manufacturing blog right here on CG, is teaching the the MES/MOM Methodology Certificate of Competency (CoC) Program as part of the MESA Global Education Program (GEP). The course will be held in mid May in Boston. For details, go here.
Once in a while, I get to say something I really am pleased about. This press release from GE has been a very long time in coming. Charlie Gifford and I have been friends for many years, and we've worked together on projects long before we began our respective current employments.