HOUSTON – NACE International and the NACE Foundation have opened a $2.4 million facility that is the nation’s first freestanding training center dedicated exclusively to advancing corrosion education.
One of the biggest challenges facing the industry is the lack of new professionals entering the field. In the next five to 10 years, it is expected that a significant percentage of the corrosion industry’s workforce will be retiring. This will create an increased demand for skilled corrosion professionals.
The new training center, along with two existing NACE classrooms, can accommodate more than 3,000 students annually. It will offer over 125 state-of-the-art courses in corrosion identification, prevention and mitigation technologies. Courses are available for educational levels from high school graduate, or equivalent experience, to senior engineer. The facility combines classroom curriculum with practical, hands-on field components. The center is expected to attract students from across the United States and internationally. To learn more, visit www.nace.org/education.