June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Military and Veterans
A growing trend within the U.S. Navy is to streamline operations by deploying ships with less sailors, who are more highly skilled technicians that are trained to do a wide array of jobs. Modern ships also include various automated systems that require more highly skilled technicians for maintenance. Outdated warship designs are now being replaced with industrial grade automation equipment. Such equipment is being used in warships that encounter harsher environments than what exists in the civilian industry. Hence, there is a need for training in regards to industrial grade automation equipment for military and civilian ship repair partners. Marine mechatronics technicians will be trained to maintain these modern complex warship systems. For that purpose, the team of marine mechatronics experts participated in a two day long DACUM workshop at a community college (blind review). The workshop’s main purpose was to identify all competencies, skills, tools, and behaviors necessary for the specific job of a marine mechatronics technician.
Jovanovic, V. M., & Katsioloudis, P. J., & Djuric, A., & Tomovic, M., & Stout, T. B. (2017, June), Developing a Curriculum for Marine Mechatronics Technicians Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28129
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