Michael Cook, Rockwell Automation’s Director Global Academic Partnerships, recently endorsed the Smart Automation Certification Alliance’s efforts to create standards to ensure industry that potential employees possess up-to-date Industry 4.0 skillsets.
Rockwell Automation has also joined SACA as a Platinum Member, which allows them to offer SACA certifications to their employees and provide scholarships to sponsor educational institutions and teachers when they start new certification programs in Industry 4.0. This commitment will impact the standards and future direction of the certifications, and promote the leadership in Industry 4.0 education.
“Technology disruption is widening the gap between student learning and industry relevance of learning. At the same time, it is also shortening the shelf life of degrees and opening up variable pathways of learning. To narrow this gap we are actively participating with the Smart Automation Certification Alliance and other industry stakeholders working alongside education to create relevant standards around Industry 4.0 and more importantly access to relevant stackable learning.”
Director Global Academic Partnerships