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University of Kentucky Helps Students Prepare for Real World Engineering

Knowledge in instrumentation and control is critical in the process and manufacturing industries. However, graduating engineers are often lacking in these key areas. Even as universities deemphasize instrumentation and control, industry is seeing a growing need for engineers with expertise in these areas. To address this challenge, the University of Kentucky (UK) Paducah Extended Campus program entered into a collaborative effort with a local equipment provider to provide formalized instruction in the chemical and mechanical engineering programs. The UK Paducah Extended Campus is an undergraduate education-focused extension of the main campus in Lexington where undergraduate students like Maxwell Croft and Emily Burkhart (pictured in headline photo) are engaged in an innovative project.


VMA, Manufacturers Work to Bridge the Skills Gap

Across the world of manufacturing, the talent gap is getting broader as top positions are vacated and companies struggle to entice qualified candidates. While there is no avoiding the mass exodus of retirees in the coming years, the Valve Manufacturers Association is focusing on developing a solution to the problem that is plaguing many valve manufacturing companies: how to find and attract talented new workers.

The Industry Comes Together at the 2015 Valve World Americas Show

The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston hosted the third iteration of Valve World’s North American trade show on July 15 and 16, a biennial event that brings together valve manufacturers and distributors to meet with valve users and other professionals interested in the educational offerings and a chance to examine and learn more about a wide variety of products.

Valves & Actuators 101 Precedes Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2015

vwaVMA is presenting a one-day version of its popular Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 educational program on July 14, the day before Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. This event is the showcase for the flow control industry in the Americas. A technical program covers a variety of valve and valve-related topics essential in today’s marketplace. Plenary sessions will include hot topics such as the future of shale gas and the overall outlook for energy while workshops will focus closely on specific subjects such as cryogenic applications, valve testing, materials specification and much more.

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