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2022 Intro to Automation

2022 Intro to Automation Course

Automation Students work on projects

NorthWind sponsored and hosted an Intro to Automation Course for high school students May 31 – June 3. Professor Clark Shaver from the Electronics Engineering Technology Department at Pittsburg State University presented the course to twelve students. While one-half of the students were from Sabetha, students from surrounding communities including Fairview, Seneca, Wetmore, Horton, Centralia and Humbolt, NE made up the other half.

The students learned basic programmable logic controller (PLC) programming and controls wiring to complete approximately 25 projects that included buzzers, strobe lights, and conveyor systems. Automation industry experts from NorthWind and other companies shared information on career paths in the rapidly expanding field of automation throughout the world as well as in our local area. Students were presented with a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity for scholarships and course credit if they pursue an engineering degree with an automation minor at Pittsburg State University.

The owners of NorthWind, Mike and Marlene Bosworth commented, “We enjoyed hosting the course and giving these young individuals a small taste of the automation industry. We are hopeful that we can host this course again next year.”

Automation Students working on projectsAutomation Students work on projects