Foothill-De Anza Community College in Los Altos, Ca.
"With strong signs of economic recovery now apparent, this is the perfect time for hardware professionals to refresh their skills when it comes to launching new products."
-Mike Keer, Founder and CEO, The Product Realization Group
At the most recent MFGChat—a bi-weekly Twitter chat for manufacturing experts, leaders and trailblazers—we talked a lot about manufacturing education. Everything from improved STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programs, to a revival of shop & manufacturing-focused high school classes and manufacturing apprenticeships.
And while we must prepare the next generation for engineering and technology-centered careers, we can’t forget about those currently in the industry who want to expand their skill sets.
Become a certified expert in new product introduction
For Silicon Valley hardware professionals looking to improve their competitive edge when introducing new products, our partners, The Product Realization Group (PRG) have developed a certificate program. This new, three-month, continuing education certificate program, will be hosted at the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
According to Michael Keer, founder and CEO of the Product Realization Group, “With strong signs of economic recovery now apparent, this is the perfect time for hardware professionals to refresh their skills when it comes to launching new products. With a focus on the practical application of engineering best practices, this program follows a “real” product through the new product development and introduction processes.”
The program, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm from March 20th until May 29th, is structured in five modules that cover:
Marketing concept/engineering development
With increasing globalization and offshoring, the program also offers new tools for increasing innovation and competitiveness using US-based expertise and services. By leveraging new concepts, such as Agile Hardware Development, the program is ideal for design engineers, engineering program managers, document control and operations engineering and supply chain personnel (including managers).
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