Friday, March 23, 2012

Body recognised for promotion automation as a discipline among young

The Automation Federation named 2012 ML100 New Workforce Award Winner

The Automation Federation(AF) is listed among the distinguished recipients of the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards.

The AF is an association of member organizations that provides awareness, programs and services that continually advance all facets of the automation profession. It serves as the “Voice of Automation” by providing advocacy and industry-wide strategic analysis and coordination through its member organizations.

The Automation Federation was selected for the 2012 ML100 New Workforce Award by Manufacturing Executive, the global community for manufacturing leadership and producer of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and ML100 Awards program.

The Automation Federation is being recognized for its AutomationSTEM program and its related activities, initiatives and collaborations, including the Alliance with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). AutomationSTEM is designed to make the future workforce aware of the importance of automation and engineering; the many career opportunities available in this broad profession; and the importance science, technology, engineering and math will play in those careers.

An independent judging panel chaired by David R. Brousell, vice president and editorial director, and Jeff Moad, executive editor of manufacturing executive, reviewed project and individual achievement nominations, and the winners were decided by a panel of qualified judges from various companies and organizations in the manufacturing sector.

The Automation Federation will be honored and presented with its 2012 ML100 New Workforce Award for the AutomationSTEM program at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit Awards Gala in May.

2012 Automation Federation Chair, Leo Staples, stated, “The Automation Federation’s receipt of the 2012 ML100 New Workforce Award is a true affirmation of the work we are doing and the benefits it will have for the future of manufacturing. The award recognizes our AutomationSTEM program, whose K-12 education initiatives will surely help alleviate the future technical skills shortage we will face as a profession by building the next generation of automation professionals now. We hope this ML100 Award will encourage others in the profession to provide support for our AutomationSTEM initiatives.”

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