Automation career advise for training


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Have been in the automation industry for 3 years but only have SIS programming experience (ESD and F&G applications with a system integrator for oil and gas projects). I never did get to work in DCS, PLC, HMI, SCADA programming or Instrumentation.

Have been recently forced to look for a new job and, in Alberta where I live, find jobs require some of the above skills all rolled into one. Having seriously considered DCS and PLC training on my own, what vendor specific ones would make me more competitive for the job market these days. Any additional advice is also welcome.

Appreciate all replies to this post, in advance.


bob peterson

take training on the venders you are likely to use.

but really, if you can program in one brand proficiently, it is not real hard to transition to the other. most employers understand that and will probably pay for the appropriate training.