Each year, companies throughout the automation industry support the International Society of Automation (ISA) Houston Section by hosting training courses, networking events, lunch and learns, study groups for the Control System Exam (CSE), as well as a variety of other meetings and Section activities. In appreciation of the dedication these companies have contributed over the past year, the Section presented an award to each of these fundamental companies at their respective offices, while maintaining site-based social distancing practices in this unprecedented and challenging environment.
The two outstanding companies recognized for hosting multiple ISA Training Courses were AE Solutions and Kenexis. Whether it was a boot camp for new automation professionals, or safety and cybersecurity training, our partners stepped up and provided a great learning environment for those seeking to further expand their education with formal training.
Wood also received the Partner’s in Education award as the outstanding company which hosted the 2019 Control System’s Exam Study Group. This group was designed to help engineers prepare themselves for the exam to obtain their Professional Engineering License for Control Systems. Meeting one evening a week for ten consecutive weeks, these dedicated engineers sacrificed their own valuable time to achieve one common goal. In addition, the Section also provided access to various industry subject matter experts during the meetings, an essential factor in helping these professionals adequately prepare for the exam.
The outstanding company sponsors of the Houston Section in the July 2019 – June 2020 period were Emerson, Eplan, TechStar and Vector Controls. The Section would like to give a special thanks to these companies for being the first to join our Corporate Sponsorship Program in its inaugural year.
|Company||Award||In Recognition Of|
|AESolutions||Partner in Education||Hosting ISA Cybersecurity training at their facilities in Houston|
|Emerson||Corporate Sponsor||Providing sponsorships that funded many events and benefits for members|
|Eplan||Corporate Sponsor||Providing sponsorships that funded many events and benefits for members|
|Kenexis||Partner in Education||Hosting a wide variety of ISA Training courses at their facilities|
|Techstar||Corporate Sponsor||Providing sponsorships that funded many events and benefits for members|
|Vector||Corporate Sponsor||Providing sponsorships that funded many events and benefits for members|
|Wood||Partner in Education||Being an event sponsor and hosting the CSE PE Study Group|