Composites One and Davis Applied Technology College (DATC), announced their new partnership during CAMX 2016 in Anaheim, California, US.
Through the new partnership, Composites One says it will work closely with DATC to enhance its current composites program by offering both real world product and process expertise that will provide students with the right skill set for careers within the composites industry upon graduation. It explains that the partnership will also allow it, in cooperation with DATC, access to an excellent venue to conduct employee and customer training for new products, cost reduction, productivity/process improvements, automation and engineering design, as well as for continuing education for existing customers and suppliers.
“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.”
“This partnership with Composites One is very exciting,” said DATC President, Michael 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.”
“Anytime we can bring Utah based industry together with our state supported educational programs, it is beneficial,” added Ben Hart, Managing Director – Urban and Rural Business Services, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “Composites One will help expose students to real-world business experience while DATC will prepare them with the right skill set for an exciting career in this industry – which, in the end, ultimately benefits not only DATC students, but the state of Utah as well.”
According to Composites One and DATC, they will also work together to explore opportunities to expand students’ understanding of advanced composites and high performance materials like prepreg and thermoplastics, as well as processes like out-of-autoclave and additive manufacturing.
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