MESA Global Education Program extends its depth and reach.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in classroom and online settings, B2MML and Integration Fundamentals program will detail fundamentals in plant-to-enterprise integration as well as fundamentals and methodologies of using MESA B2MML and ISA-95 standard. IACET-accredited program offers MESA Certificate of Competency (CoC) for successful completion. MESA is also preparing to release schedule of online classes for 9 existing GEP courses that will offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU).

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MESA International Extends the Depth and Reach of Its Global Education Program

Online course and certificate options and new B2MML certificate enhance critical industry program

Greenville, SC - MESA International announced important new offerings to the content and delivery of its Global Education Program (GEP) at its 2013 NA Conference.  New B2MML & Integration Fundamentals training is ready to launch, as are online classes, which will allow students easier access to classes and offer them two options for earning a MESA Certificate of Awareness (CoA) online.

The B2MML & Integration Fundamentals program is a significant new education product and the result of the 2012 merger between MESA and WBF.  It will detail the fundamentals in plant-to-enterprise integration and the fundamentals and methodologies of using the MESA B2MML (Business-to-Manufacturing Markup Language) and ISA-95 standard.  The IACET-accredited program will be available in both classroom and online settings and offer a MESA Certificate of Competency (CoC) for successful completion in either format.

MESA is also preparing to release a schedule of online classes for nine existing GEP courses.  All such courses will be instructor-led (known as synchronous online training) to allow for student interaction with a MESA-authorized instructor and will offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU).  Online courses can be taken as an individual class, based on topic and timing, or as part of a bundle or certificate program.   The Business Awareness CoA will now be available completely online, and a new certificate, the MES/MOM Foundation CoA, will also be offered.

The announced enhancements build on MESA's success of the last two and a half years. Over this time, MESA started the Global Education Program from scratch, educated hundreds of professionals across five continents, translated the program for German-speaking countries, and earned IACET accreditation.  The B2MML offering now adds integration fundamentals education to the pool of available training.  Making it, and existing courses, available online will make the training easier to access for students, and give MESA more options for providing subject-specific bundles of classes and new certificates.

MESA believes strongly in the need for this education and remains committed to its role as a leader.  MESA's president Mike Yost commented, "These enhancements to the MESA GEP show our continued commitment to establishing a worldwide baseline of knowledge for the MES/MOM space.  When we get educated buyers working with educated solution providers, everyone will win, and the value of these solutions will be globally understood."

About MESA International

MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) is a global not-for-profit industry association dedicated to improving outcomes for businesses and their people through the use of manufacturing information. MESA is comprised of manufacturers, producers, solution providers, and industry thought leaders collaborating to formulate practical strategies to turn plant-floor data into valuable knowledge for enterprise success. We do this by:

• Collecting, sharing, and publishing best practices to help drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise. Over 800 webcasts, guidebooks, whitepapers, studies, and surveys are available for download in our Resource Library. 

• Educating professionals through our IACET-accredited MESA Global Education Program (GEP).

• Facilitating collaboration among members in over 40 countries who connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive business results through real-time enterprise and Plant to Enterprise (P2E) integration.

• Creating partnerships with other industry associations and experts like the World Batch Forum (WBF). Our 2012 merger broadens our knowledge of ISA-95 related standards like B2MML, and ISA-88 related standards like BatchML.

The bottom line?  Members benefit from knowing what MESA knows.

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