GE Fanuc launches online Institute for Automation Training

06/27/2002


Charlottesville, Va.— GE Fanuc Automation has launched the Online Institute for automation training at onlineinstitute.gefanuc.com . It offers visually engaging, interactive courses with 24/7 availability and self-paced learning modules for users of GE Fanuc automation software and hardware.

With the same content as instructor-led courses and available via the web, the Online Institute features the depth of traditional training but without any travel expense. Each course is geared toward performance-based objectives and provides users with both guided and independent practice of concepts as well as interactive assessments with immediate feedback. Help and support are available "real-time."

New user Paul Paxson, O&M site mobilization manager for Kinder Morgan Power, says the web-based training offered time and cost benefits while meeting his technical requirements. "I didn't have the time to attend a traditional classroom-based training program, and [the GE Fanuc Online Institute] filled the gap in my technical knowledge level," he said. "Without a doubt, I was given the knowledge necessary to complete the scope of our project in a timely manner."

Mr. Paxson adds that, "One of the best features of the training is that it could be conducted at anytime and in any geographical location. All I needed was an internet connection and my laptop." The Online Institute opens with Introduction to Cimplicity HMI Plant Edition, and PLC Basics and Introduction to Cimplicity Machine Edition - PLC Logic Developer to follow. Additionally, users can explore online a free course demonstration.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk

Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor

gmintchell@reedbusiness.com





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