Composites One, Davis Applied Technology College form educational partnership

Composites One and DATC will offer students real-world product and process expertise designed to provide the skills needed for a career in the composites industry.

Composites One (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and Davis Applied Technology College (DATC; Kaysville, Utah) announced at CAMX 2016 (Sept. 26-29, Anaheim, California) that they are forming an educational partnership to offer students real-world product and process expertise designed to provide students with the skills needed for a successful career in the composites industry. The partnership will also help students explore understanding of advanced composites, including prepreg, thermoplastics, out-of-autoclave processing and additive manufacturing.

“Composites One is dedicated to the advancement of our industry,” said Composites One president and COO Leon Garoufalis. “With this new partnership, we can help prepare the next generation of composites professionals, as well as ensure that more of our industry’s existing workforce is educated on the latest composites technologies.”

Joining Garoufalis at the event was DATC president Michael Bouwhuis, and Ben Hart, managing director – Urban and Rural Business Services in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

“This partnership with Composites One is very exciting,” said Bouwhuis. “Where education and industry can come together with a common cause is always a productive partnership. Together we will help to prepare highly skilled workers to preserve global competitiveness and economic opportunity within the composites industry. We will also ensure that there is a future workforce for this growing industry.”