ISA Mentor Program
The ISA Mentor Program connects early career professionals to more seasoned professionals who are willing to help coach, guide, and share expertise. The program is conducted entirely online. There are no meetings to attend or travel. Participants are from around the world. Relationships between participants can develop and progress at your convenience.
Mentees: The program is open to engineers and technicians currently employed in a plant or engineering center actively designing, installing, or maintaining process control systems with at least one year experience. You must be an ISA member.
Mentors: Any ISA member who is willing to share expertise.
Mentees are expected to submit at least one generic question on using and applying process control each year. The mentors are responsible for answers. All questions and answers must not be vendor/supplier specific and should not disclose the process, type, location, or any other identifying details. The program administrators will filter questions and answers and post them for all participants on ISA Interchange. Program participants have opportunities to be featured in Control Talk columns such as "How to effectively get engineering knowledge," and Mentor Q&A posts.
The program is designed for practitioners, retirees, and educators whose goal is the best functional use of automation products that are not exclusive to an individual supplier and are not in any way promoting the sales of products from a particular supplier.
The ISA book 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career inspired by the Mentor Program and the McGraw-Hill Handbook Process/Industrial Instruments and Controls Handbook Sixth Edition provide excellent concise sources of essential knowledge for practitioners.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please click this link to complete a brief application form. Your information will be forwarded to ISA staff who will reach out to you directly.
Past mentor videos are available on the ISA YouTube channel. View the mentor play list here.
The ISA Mentor Program is a service provided without compensation to the participants. ISA does not monitor the information or advice given and is not responsible for its content. ISA mentors should not be asked to solve particular instrumentation, systems, or automation problems, whether academic, real, or hypothetical.
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The International Society of Automation is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely-used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.