JMK Engineering encourages life long self learning and to help with that we developed the JMK Academy with learning content targeted at technical professionals in the electrical design industries.
This learning material includes:
- Paid webinars with conditional certificates of completion
- Detailed tutorials that develop the common skills needed to develop robust electrical designs that meet the project needs.
- Technical reports on topics ranging from developing an electrical safety program to outlining how to complete a successful hydro electric control system upgrade.
- Continuing Education Courses to help entry level professionals gain the knowledge they need quickly.
- Professional Development Courses designed to assist with continuing professional development of senior engineers.
The publishing schedule for these content types vary, however we aim to meet the following minimums:
New Webinar every month
These webinars will typically cover a topic in a series depending on the time of year and what our members are interested at the time.
New Skills Tutorial every month
Along with webinars, tutorials are typically produced monthly. These include a certificate for 1PDH if the student completes the 5 part quiz on the topic successfully.
These tutorials form the backbone of the entry and professional level courses.
A new Continuing Education course every 6 months
Courses are a much larger commitment and take time to develop properly. They will range from 10 hours of video content (with a lot of self work) to 40hrs depending on the topic.
A certificate of completion is provided when the student successfully completes all the module quizzes.
A new Professional Development course every year
Professional courses are less in demand and will typically cover at least 20-24hrs of lesson time. This replaces a three day in-person professional development course.
We aim to release a new course every calendar year, with the topic being decided in June of the previous year.
Lots of free content and writing
While we are developing all this great content we also produce and release a weekly newsletter.
Most of our live webinar recordings are published publicly 12 months after we record the live one. They are of course available immediately for paid members in the Member Portal.
We also write on the blog with quick simple how-to’s and information content, saving you lots of time trying to figure out how to connect to equipment or troubleshoot simple problems.
To make sure that everyone is on the same page, I’ve created a JMK Academy Roadmap page. Here you can find out the various courses and tutorials that we are working.
Accessing JMK Academy Courses and Tutorials
There are a couple of ways that you can access this material.
We have two membership levels, one gives you just discounts and the other is the skills only.
A la carte
Alternatively you can puchase the courses, webinars, tutorials, etc as you need them.
Skills Based Tutorials
Continuing Education Courses
Professional Development Courses
There are even more reports, templates, etc in the shop.
Of course we have the free blog articles.
Some Article Categories
- Background Information
- Electrical Safety
- Home Microgrid
- Member Benefits
- Smart Grid
Some recent articles
- Calculations in VTScadaYou already know I like VTScada as my HMI/SCADA application of choice, and being able to add functions and calculation to tags is another reason I like it. And did you know they have a FREE (as in beer) version that you can download and work with? Its what I use for my Home Energy […]
- Membership optionsAnd launching the JMK Academy For a while now I have had a membership option on this site. There is a member benefits category that only members can access and it is typically video content. These include various un-boxing videos, how-to videos, etc. In fact at the end of every how-to post, there is a […]
- Un-Boxing a SEL-3505 RTACLet me know what you think of this video in the comments down below. I would really like to know if you would like to see more content like this.
- Installing VTScadaCompared to a lot of industrial software VTScada is very easy to install and get started with. A few years ago I went through the process for a client to figure out what was the best solution for their company. I choose VTScada and have NEVER regretted that decision. In fact its one of the […]
- Should you be concerned about Arc Blast?Short answer yes, but how concerned? Well that’s a harder question to answer. As far as I’m aware, there hasn’t been a single arc blast fatality, regardless of the incident energy. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t a hazard but the risk associated with that hazard may be lower than you have been told. Arc […]
- Connect a SEL-849 with VTScadaI’m helping a client troubleshoot an HPU motor tripping. There isn’t any monitoring of current and they are running out of ideas. I suggested we pick up a SEL-849 and tie it into the SCADA and trend the current and figure out how that works. This post is a tutorial on how to get started […]
- Troubleshooting, SCADA and Energized WorkThis is a great followup and use case for a home energy monitoring system, something I wrote about on the blog last week. My new ETS was broken, but how? The electric thermal storage (ETS) unit mentioned in that post stopped doing what its supposed to. When we had it installed I didn’t tie it into […]
- Get out of the way when operating switchesWhen I am developing an Arc Flash Analysis report there are a few recommendations that always survive. They are near the top of the hierarchy of controls, and are set it and forget it type of controls. One of these is remote actuators and racking mechanisms. Both of these systems removes the electrical worker outside […]
- Home Energy ManagementOne of the great things about volunteering with IEEE is that you get opportunities to share some of your expertise with your peers. In December a colleague and I submitted a proposal to fund an Energy Management Workshop. My System at the Office A few years ago I set up an energy management system at […]
- Energized Work PermitsLet’s talk about energized work permits. I’ve seen some extremely long and detailed forms outlining what needs to be in the energized work permit that were up to 6 pages. To make things worse, they duplicate a lot of the information that would be in the work order (WO) and job specific risk analysis for […]