Initial Multi-Lingual eLearning Offering for Operators, Technicians, and Engineers
May 25, 2016 – Control Station today announced availability of an expanded eLearning offering targeting the training and skills development needs of the industrial automation community. The new capabilities address a growing skills gap that is projected to result in nearly two million unfilled jobs in the US alone by the year 2025.
Studies by Accenture and Deloitte corroborate the growing gap in knowledge and skills particularly within the US manufacturing sector. In its recent Manufacturing and Skills Study performed in conjunction with the Manufacturing Institute, Accenture found that 75% of domestic manufacturers had experienced moderate to severe shortage of skilled resources. An 11% decline in annual earnings was linked directly to the shortage of skills. Deloitte published similar findings and concluded that the unfilled jobs in the US would increase from 600,000 to nearly two million by 2025 due to a growing gap in core knowledge and capabilities. The US is not alone as the skills gap is viewed as a global challenge for manufacturers. “We are ideally suited to address this growing market challenge,” shared Dr. Bob Rice, Control Station’s Vice President of Engineering. “We have a long history of both innovating and educating, and the latest additions to our eLearning offering provide further proof of those capabilities.”
Control Station’s expanded training and skills development offering focuses on proven techniques and industry best-practices for assessing process dynamics and tuning PID controllers. For many practitioners the task of tuning a production facility’s regulatory control systems remains a mystery. While repeatable methods have been established through practical application the automation industry has not established a standard procedure for testing, modeling and optimizing of PIDs. The company’s newest web-based courses both clarify the theory behind the PID controller and demonstrate the practical application of tuning best-practices.
Control Station has extensive experience delivering highly interactive training and skills development workshops in the traditional instructor-led format. The Company’s curriculum has been expanded over the years to cater to the needs of Operators, Technicians, and Process Engineers. It has also been customized to meet the unique information needs within major process industries ranging from Petrochemicals and Power to Food & Beverage and Basic Materials. Much of the curriculum’s expansion has been facilitated with the direct input of leading process manufacturers, assuring the highest degree of segment-specific relevancy.
The Company’s offerings include both theory-based and application-based training components. These services fully complement Control Station’s award-winning array of software technologies that are used to monitor and optimize controller performance. In addition to broad use among commercial users, the Practical Process Control curriculum is licensed annually by hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide
About Control Station
Control Station empowers process manufacturers to increase production efficiency and throughput. The company’s software-based solutions actively monitor and optimize plant-wide control loop performance.
The company’s products are both highly innovative and award-winning. PlantESP™ is the leading CLPM solution for identifying and isolating issues that negatively affect control loop performance. Control Station’s portfolio of Loop-Pro™ products is recognized as the process industry’s leading solution for PID controller tuning. It is the only controller tuning software that accurately models oscillatory and noisy process data.
Control Station’s solutions are licensed to leading process manufacturers worldwide and they are available direct from Control Station and through its network of distribution partners. The company is headquartered in the United States.
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