Paul J. Galeski, CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, said in the article "Preparing for an Automation Renaissance" that the shortage of skilled automation professionals is putting a serious constraint on the industry's success. He wondered why there is such a shortage in the industry and went ahead listing some key reasons why this is so:
- The automation workforce is retiring and not being replaced quickly enough.
- There are limited education programs for students to obtain training they need to successfully hold careers in automation.
- Students see the field of automation as boring and less desirable compared to other fields such as software development or medical technology.
The automation field needs the help of all its professionals to change the shortage of industry professionals.
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