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1 How Do Local Sections Deal with Continuing Education to Help Their Members Compete in a Global Market? Presenter: Donald G. Dunn Aramco Services Company IEEE Houston Section – Past Chairman IEEE Region 5 Conference Committee – Chairman IEEE IAS Education Department - Chairman IEEE IAS/PCIC Chemical Subcommittee – Chairman

2 Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century are based mostly on Electro- and Information-Science & Technology 1. Electrification 2. Automobile 3. Airplane 4. Water Supply & Distribution 5. Electronics 6. Radio and Television 7. Agricultural Mechanization 8. Computers 9. Telephone 10. Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 11. Highways 12. Spacecraft 13. Internet 14. Imaging 15. Household Appliances 16. Health Technologies 17. Petroleum & Petrochem Technologies 18. Laser and Fiber Optics 19. Nuclear Technologies 20. High-perform. Materials

3 Rate of Change Span required….. – 55 years for the automobile to spread to a quarter of the country – 35 years for the telephone – 22 years for the radio – 16 years for the PC – 13 years for the cell phone – 7 years for the Internet Source: National Innovation Initiative

4 Global Information-Economy Jobs are mobile and work can be done anywhere, anytime The ability to collaborate online is becoming a requirement

5 Challenges facing Engineers Today The world is getting smaller The economy is global Engineering is becoming more interdisciplinary Engineering ethics is watching not only individual practice but also group behavior Engineers have to work on-line under the disruptive change of technology Engineers have to be environmentally conscious Engineers are treated as a commodity Engineers have to continue to promote their public image

6 Challenges Facing Industry Employee Retention Salary and Benefits Work Environment Management Style Competition… Marketing Service / Support Relationships Training / Continuing Education Innovative Technologies – Regulatory Rules driven by … – Governments and International Standards.

7 IS IEEE Marketable to Industries? What Does IEEE have to offer Industries ? 42 Specialized Societies All with a Distinguished Lecturers Programs. All with a Field of International Educators Available. All with Industrial Experts/Consultants All part of Global IEEE Community. All available. What is Absent from today's Careers in Engineering? Affordable, Frequently Available, Educational Training Programs. What does Local Industries Need? Continuing Educational Training Programs for Engineers.

8 The Value of IEEE Membership Knowledge... staying current with the fast changing world of technology Community … unparalleled networking opportunities, and the buying power into low, members-only rates on benefits and services Profession … empowering members to build and own their careers, giving back to society

9 WHY - is Lifelong Learning Important? Rapid advancement of technology drives need for engineers to stay current Licensure and certification boards requiring continuing education

10 Career Planning Identify your career goals Stay competitive with training and education Keep skills current Network in your field, in and out of the organization – LEVERAGE Your Section Keep resume up to date

11 Maintaining a Vital Career Know the marketplace Understand where your skills fits Assess your skills Track your accomplishments UPDATE YOUR RESUME!!! Adjust your attitude – Your employer is a customer Set your goals – Continue to evaluate those goals

12 In What Role Do You Fit? Engineers are knowledge workers The contribution continuum 1) Acquiring knowledge 2) Applying knowledge 3) Creating knowledge 4) Sharing knowledge 5) Leveraging knowledge

13 Adding Value to the MEMBERS IEEE Membership through Local Educational Programs Leveraging Educational Activities in IEEE Sections

14 The Houston Section Model

15 Continuing Education Basic Elements Getting Started Mission Statement Purpose Seminars – Deliverables – Cost – Sponsor – Organization Instructors Conclusion

16 Getting Started

17 Getting Started What Curriculum Should Your Section Choose? Review the Technical Society Chapters in Your Section for the following: – Number of Members to Support Program. – Number of Companies to Support Program. Choose a Curriculum That has Adequate Members and Corporate Support. Identify Presenters.

18 Getting Started Adding Value! Develop the Content. Choose a Location. Choose Caterers. – Minimum of Two Vendors. Advertise the Course!

19 Mission Statement

20 Mission Statement Typical Mission Statement Provide a Two Year Repeating Program Sequence of Practical (Industrial Power Application) Topics that Supplement the Daily Work Activities of the Practicing Graduate Electrical Engineer. – Fill in your Sections core curriculum in the highlighted area.

21 Purpose

22 Purpose Typical Purpose The Seminars are Intended to Stimulate Further Study and Discussion for Learning Continuance Throughout the Working Career. – Houston Section Topics Apply to Heavy Industries: Oil and Gas Petro-Chem Cogen Pulp and Paper Etc.

23 Seminars

24 Seminars Seminar Deliverables The Seminar Includes: Typically Two Evenings of Instruction or One Day. – Dependent on Presenters Availability. Seminar Documents. CEU Certificate. – Registered by IEEE with IACET (=International association for continuing education and training) Restaurant Quality Meal.

25 Seminars Seminar Cost Seminar Cost Need to be Affordable Priced. – Based on What a Member Would Pay Out of Pocket WITHOUT Company Support. IEEE Houston Section Seminar Cost: – $70.00 for IEEE Members. – $50.00 for IEEE Student Members. – $175.00 for a Non-Member. Remember to ADD Value to the IEEE Membership!

26 Seminars Seminar Sponsor The Seminars are Held During the Two Year Sequence at a Corporate Sponsor Who Supplies the Following: – Facility for Seminar. – Overhead Projector / Screen. – Computer for Presentation. – Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is the Contact Person for the Seminars and Receives the Payments.

27 Seminars Seminar Organization Typical Seminar Organization Structure. – More Than One Volunteer is Needed.

28 Seminars Seminars Offered by the Houston Section Short-Circuit Calculations / Equipment Rating Review Induction Motor Protection Symmetrical Components Application Switchgear Seminar Fuse Protection Load Flow / Motor Starting / Voltage Drop / Acceleration Time Protection Device Coordination Differential Protection Generator Protection Directional Protection Current Transformer Saturation

29 Seminars Seminars Offered by the Houston Section-Cont. Battery / Battery Charger Seminar Startup Testing Seminar Surge Protection Seminar Area Classification Seminar Power System Harmonics Seminar Power System Harmonic Filter Seminar Generator Application Seminar Generator Controls Seminar Power Generation / Isolated System Seminar In-plant Generator / Utility Interface Seminar National Electric Code Seminar

30 Instructors

31 Instructors Choosing Instructors Instructors are Application Engineers, Manufacturing Specialists and Expert Consultants who Provide a Blend of Diverse Engineering Perspectives. – IEEE Members that are Interested in Giving Back to the Profession. – IEEE Members that are Interested in Developing Engineers. Instructors are NOT Compensated for the Seminar. Instructors Provide ALL Handouts and Course Materials. Instructors are Presented with a Framed Certificate After the First Two Year Course Sequence that They Present. – A Gift Certificate for Dinner is Awarded for Subsequent Presentations at Future Seminars.

32 Conclusion

33 Conclusion Houston Section The First Two Year Sequence Began in Sept 95. This Spring We Will Conclude the End of Our Sixth Two Year Term. Attendance the First Year Averaged 25 Participants. Currently We Average 50+ Participants. – Texas Requires CEU/PDHs for Renewal of PE Licensee. Cost are Limited to the Following: – Meal. – CEU Registration. There is a Waiting List of Companies Willing to Sponsor Seminars. There is an Abundance of Presenters Interested in Developing Future Engineers.

34 Chart your own destiny.. Thank you

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