Abaris Training (Reno, Nev., USA) reported on July 8 that it has completed its first class in its newest training center in Brasilia, Brazil. The Phase I class offered both classroom and intensive hands-on instruction on fabrication and repair of advanced composites. The facility (established in cooperation with Heatcon and L&M Enghenharia) joins other Abaris professional training centers in Reno and Griffin, Ga., and the Heatcon-Abaris center in Bicester, U.K., for a total of four training centers designed and equipped to provide hands-on training.
“We are extremely pleased with the response to the class,” says Jay Carpenter, Abaris trainer. “Over the course of five days we trained 10 people working in a multilingual environment involving three languages.” The response to the class was so enthusiastic that Abaris will be adding a Phase II class in November to its training schedule in Brazil. Phase II will build on the foundation laid in Phase I, concentrating on damage repair and hot bond technology.
According to Abaris president Mike Hoke, “Establishing this training center is a direct response to the rapid growth we have seen in the Brazilian composites industry. It is imperative that workers quickly develop sophisticated hands-on skills to meet the demands of the aerospace, automotive and windpower industries. Abaris is uniquely positioned to impart those skills in an effective, engaging way.”