CABA publishes education and training white paper
The Continental Automated Building Association is pleased to announce the publication of a white paper focused on education and training in the home systems and intelligent building sector. CABA is a nonprofit industry association that provides information, education, and networking to help promote advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings. This November, the organization published its "Development and Training of a Knowledge-based Workforce for the Intelligent Building and Home Industries" white paper and made it freely accessible to industry stakeholders on its Web site. The paper examines the academic training gaps in the connected home and intelligent building industries and the significant shortage of trained professionals in the sector.
The paper works to identify the extent and nature of gaps between the building and home automation market and existing educational providers and develops recommendations to fill the identified training and education gaps and build partnerships and alignment between industry and educational providers.
The intended audiences of the paper include educational providers, including: high schools, vocational training centers, community colleges, and universities; along with education, certification, and accreditation bodies; and public agencies related to education and training programs. Other audiences include: sector industry groups and associations; employers in the industry; and individuals looking to improve their knowledge about building and home automation.
The paper was overseen by a working group from industry and academia and authored by Helen Heneveld from Bedrock Learning, Inc.; Jeff Gardner from Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA); Larry Chang from Laney College - BEST Center; JB Groves III from Wharton County Junior College; and Ron Bernstein from LonMark International.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of over 330 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. More information is available at www.caba.org