ASM International and Midlands Technical College Form New Partnership

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ASM International and Midlands Technical College have recently formed a partnership that will bring certificate-bearing metals and materials science education to South Carolina industry.

South Carolina has seen an increased demand for skilled labor within the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. By leveraging our combined capabilities, ASM and Midlands will provide crucial workforce development to support the region’s continued growth.

ASM International and Midlands Technical College have recently formed a partnership that will bring certificate-bearing metals and materials science education to South Carolina industry. To begin this partnership, ASM International will be hosting of one their most popular educational courses, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, on the Midlands Northeast campus. The course will take place November 6-9 and is open to anyone wanting to expand their materials knowledge.

Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist is an introduction to the path of materials science and metallurgy.
The course focuses on the understanding of what metals and alloys are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than most other materials. Scientists, technicians, manufacturers, engineers, and anyone with interest in metallurgy would greatly benefit from this course.

John Leighty, Midlands Technical College program director for corporate and continuing education, stated, “Midlands Technical College is very excited to announce the formation of a new training collaboration with ASM to provide new, targeted, materials-related training programs to the Midlands of South Carolina. With the expansive growth of the manufacturing sector in South Carolina, we see a growing need for the highly specialized training programs that ASM can provide to our clients.”

John Cerne, ASM International senior manager of education, stated, “ASM International’s mission is to connect materials professionals with the finest resources available – to solve problems, improve materials performance and support professional development. We are proud to partner with Midlands Technical College to serve as an ongoing provider of regional, materials-centric training. South Carolina has seen an increased demand for skilled labor within the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. By leveraging our combined capabilities, ASM and Midlands will provide crucial workforce development to support the region’s continued growth.”

Midlands Technical College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year public college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, quality education that prepares a diverse student population to succeed in the job market, to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals.

ASM International is the world’s leading professional organization for materials scientists, engineers, and technicians. ASM delivers professional development and improved materials performance for over 25,000 individual members, and over 7,000 corporations served by ASM members worldwide. ASM engages and connects members to a global network of peers and provides trusted materials information through reference content, education courses, international conferences, and applied research.

To learn more about ASM International, visit asminternational.org or call 440.338.5151 to speak with an ASM International representative.

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