The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA, Arlington, Va., USA) announced on March 15 that it has designed two new Certified Composites Technician (CCT) programs — Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) and Wind Blade Repair (WBR). These new curricula have been designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of the latest technologies necessary to successfully adapt these processes.
The entire month of April has been named CCT Month and all programs are discounted 10 percent off all CCT enrollment rates. Even larger discounts and incentives are offered for bulk enrollments during this month as well. With customers demanding superior quality and manufacturers fighting to cut costs, the CCT program was created to train employees on the state-of-the-art techniques for manufacturing to improve product quality and reduce waste and inefficiency. The program is designed to elevate standards in the industry, enhance individual performance and recognize those who demonstrate a fundamental level of proficiency in the composites industry. The goal of the program is to enhance the overall professionalism of individuals who work in composites manufacturing by raising their levels of skill and knowledge.
CCTs are also available in Open Molding, Compression Molding, Solid Surface, Cast Poylmer, Corrosion and Vacuum Infusion Process. Visit www.compositescertification.org to learn more.
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