The approach is three intensive 5-day courses offered by the University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies, and held at the Abaris site in Reno.

Each course may be taken independently or consecutively, with completion of all three required for the University of Nevada, Reno certificate in Advanced Composite Manufacturing.

“These courses will play a pivotal role in helping to strengthen Nevada’s workforce capabilities in aviation and aerospace manufacturing and repair,” says Steve Hill, executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

“Because of this partnership with Abaris, UNR is now the only four-year college to offer a manufacturing certificate program such as this.”

According to the American Composite Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA), US composites manufacturing is a US$25 billion-a-year industry with 5000-7000 manufacturing plants and materials distributors employing more than 236,000 people, with an additional 250,000 people employed in supporting businesses such as materials suppliers, equipment vendors and service companies.

Training dates for Spring 2013

  • Advanced Composite Manufacturing 1 (5-day course): 4-8 February 2013; and 18-22 March 2013;
  • Advanced Composite Manufacturing 2 (5-day course): 8-12 April 2013;
  • Advanced Composite Manufacturing 3 (5-day course): 15-19 April 2013.

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