Sunday, November 23, 2008
Learned that a young man of 17 years old died last week because a poorly maintained roof collasped in Turin, Italy. Also viewed a 500 year old fresco paintings that are fading away because of roof leaks that are too expensive to repair. It is literally a crying shame to see masterpieces deteriorate because ineffective preventive maintenace programs. There has to be some inexpensive technology to help preserve our vestages of the past.
Stay tuned for future pictures of the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. This was truly a fascinating museum and a great inspirational tool to get more interested in engineering and technology.
Saw in the New York Times that Hezobollah has developed an army of future soldiers in their terrorist quest.
That is when I realized we need to create a Tech army and start young and get them active. We can build on existing programs Robotic contests, Youthbuild and Skills USA competitions. The world needs an army of technicians to battle senseless casualties caused by preventable disasters.
Yes, we have to do more to fix it forward and hopefully after this weeks series of events and the launch of PAS55 more will help repair for tomorrow. We need a new generation of innovations to conquer these challenges.
Hopefully, more will join in and step up to the plate to fix it forward.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
As I was catching up on some work at the business center met Javier Valla, a GM Lead Technician from Fremont, California who is taking his first trip to Europe to recharge his batteries. He was busy searching the web to chart his trip and research the historical locations of old europe.
We got to talking. His mom was the first lady to pass the electricians certification at the GM plant and she was a maintenance woman and Javier is a maintenance technician who is looking to prepare for changes in his career. Although the current economic situation looks bleak, he has a positive attitude and knows that if he continues to elevate his skill sets to handle the new technology and he will have a bright future.
His mom Martha Quesada is now an electrical instructor at the GM plant and Javier can't wait to share with her the song "Find me a Maintenance Woman." http://www.mpactlearning.com/maintenance_crisis_song/FindMeAMaintenanceWoman.wma
Stay as tuned we hope to post this video on SkillTV soon and who knows who else I might bounce into.
Friday, November 21, 2008
If Jay Leno or Letterman ever got to tour or visit postal services perhaps they would not be as brutal with their jokes.
Major Breakthrough against corporate apathy and ignorance toward maintenance and reliability performance-
Above is a link to the launch to of this new standard called PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 55 . We will be discussing and sharing more details on this in future updates and videos on SkillTV.net.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
While taking in the sites of the canals, buildings several hundred years old, modern buildings and watching ducks fish in the canals, a group of bike riders almost mowed Joel down. And he couldn't get out of the way without getting hit by the other lane of traffic that appeared out of nowhere, so he wisely just stayed put and let them move around him.
He said it was kind of wierd to get cussed out in Dutch-- as he had no idea what they said but knew what they meant.
Well, he hopes the collisions he causes at tomorrow's Enterprise Asset Management conference is the crash of new ideas against status quo and outdated business processes. And Leonard hopes not to cause too many international incidents.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Many of these same processes can be implemented in other discrete manufacturing and process industry operations.
Friday, November 14, 2008
He begins his visit by speaking at the Salteco Company's 60th anniversary party http://60anni.salteco.it/ita/home.asp at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. http://www.museoscienza.org/
Then he will be visiting several Italian factories and will be speaking to students, researchers, engineers and Italian business leaders at Intellimech-KilometroRosso. He is planning on gathering lots of videos, interviews and pictures of his travels.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This video will be shared with attendees of the Rockwell Automation next week in Nashville, Tennessee to give them insight on the complexities of the maintenance crisis. Plant Services Editor Paul Studebaker will be leading several round table discussions and using these videos to prompt debate.
After a morning of talking to a couple at a time, he later came up with an ingenious idea that not only got all of the kids talking but also the other employers came by to learn more about SkillTV.net.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
After talking with several he is encouraged that several could move down these career paths.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We also encourage companies who are struggling to locate qualified engineers to sponsor events like these in order to identify potential talent.
Joel Leonard looks forward to possibly visiting Russia in the future and seeing first hand some of the improvements and processes that are being implemented. Check SkillTV.net in the future to see this interview.
In order to convert green ideals into today's reality the US Green Building Council created LEEDS Certification to benchmark and promote green building approaches. In a future episode on SkillTV main page you will be able to learn more about what Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC did to earn the first Platinum level certification.