SMT Express, Volume 2, Issue No. 11 - from SMTnet.com
Volume 2, Issue No. 11
Friday, November 17, 2000
SMTnet's OnBoard Forum to Feature Robert Abell
November 27, 2000 8:00 AM EST to November 29, 2000 5:00 PM EST
Bob has 33 years experience in the areas of distance education and technology-based training. Since 1995, working with Newbridge Networks (now Alcatel) and with Lucent Technologies, among others, he has concentrated his efforts on electronics-manufacturing workforce training - in areas such as Soldering, ESD prevention, Component identification, and Inventory management. Prior to founding Rovell Enterprises in 1981, Dr. Abell was with Athabasca University, a pioneering distance Education University.
Issues of interest are obtaining, training, re-training, re-certifying, and retaining staff for manufacturing operations.
Dr. Abell looks forward to fielding questions from Monday, November 27th through Wednesday, November 29th.
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