Education Opportunities

Educational opportunities designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of composites-related applications, technologies, and materials, across all market segments, are offered to industry professionals, technicians, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, and OEMs through the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

If you’re ready to learn, network and engage with other professionals, leaders, and experts, these educational opportunities start you on your path and support you throughout your career.

Certified Composites Technician Program

The Certified Composites Technician (CCT) Program is a certification program covering major composites manufacturing areas: Cast Polymer, Compression Molding, Corrosion, Instructor, Light Resin Transfer Molding, Open Molding, Vacuum Infusion, and Wind Blade Repair.

The CCT program strengthens industry standards, elevates production performance, upgrades individual levels of knowledge and skill and offer public recognition to those who demonstrate a prescribed level of expertise in a specific composites specialization.

The corrosion composites certification—the Certified Composites Technician – Corrosion (CCT-C) program is a meaningful way to gain knowledge about corrosion composites manufacturing and demonstrate that you have learned the basics in the composites professional world. To learn more, please visit the CCT-C website.

Conferences

CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

Explore the world of composites and advanced materials at CAMX—the one source for connecting and advancing all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities supply chain including material suppliers, distributors, research and development, engineering, manufacturing, inspection, service providers and end-users.

At CAMX, you’ll network and learn with suppliers, manufacturers, engineers, technicians, and the leaders and innovators that are changing the world. CAMX is the largest North American composites and advanced materials event, featuring expert speakers, exciting products, awards, and industry’s leading companies. Also, CAMX offers over 300 educational sessions exploring cutting-edge applications and technology and covering major industry issues and topics, including corrosion and composites recycling.

CAMX is America’s go-to event to learn about products and solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking for all market segments, including transportation, aerospace/aircraft, marine, wind energy, corrosion, construction and infrastructure, medical, sports and leisure. The conference and exposition, co-produced by ACMA and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, serves the entire composites and advanced materials industry.

Make plans to attend CAMX, on September 11-14, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. To register and attend, visit www.thecamx.org.

Specialty Conferences

CORROSION Conference & Expo

The ACMA and many members from the Corrosion Control Division will be part of NACE International’s first ever Composites Pavilion at the 2017 CORROSION Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA, on March 26-30, 2017. The pavilion will highlight the use of composites in corrosion resistant equipment.

If you’re attending, this is a prime opportunity to learn more about composites as a high-performance, low-maintenance solution to corrosion. The American Composites Manufacturers Association exhibit booth #2429. To register and attend this event: http://nacecorrosion.org/.