Following the announcement that PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (and parent company of Automation World), has launched its Mechatronics Certificate tests, PMMI has also released two new study guides to accompany those tests. The study guides are PMMI’s Industrial Electricity 1 and Mechanical Components 1.
At the crossroads of electrical and mechanical engineering, mechatronics is a science that combines mechanical, electronic, and software/computer engineering. As such, it is an increasingly important feature of modern manufacturing and a critical aspect of engineering knowledge as mechanical, electrical, and software technologies are intertwined in virtually all automation applications.
"The new study guides are comprehensive resources designed to help individuals prepare for the mechatronics certificate tests," says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI. "They were produced to give certificate candidates a thorough understanding of what skills they are expected to have mastered to earn the credential."
The U.S. Department of Labor and The National Association of Manufacturers’ Skills Certification System recognize PMMI Mechatronics Certificates. The exams address the four general technology areas of mechatronics as practiced in industrial maintenance, including electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and controls and computer science. The tests are designed to help manufacturers assess the capabilities of current employees and identify levels of competency for new candidates.
"Employers are fast recognizing the value of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificates as achievement levels of employee qualifications," says Frank Claude, principal instructor, Robotics & Manufacturing, Dunwoody College of Technology. "Each test’s specific competencies identify the prerequisite knowledge and skills."
The study guides are available here for $25 each, and include sample test questions to thoroughly prepare test participants for successful completion of the test.