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Results Driven Curriculum Model Makes AINDT a Solid Choice in Online Schools

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At The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN, we introduce a customized results-driven curriculum model integrating online with traditional face-to-face classroom instruction and hands on training. Our tailored online learning management system is not just a supplement to the status quo, but designed as a dynamic improvement over single form education methods, reaching students of varying learning styles through visual, aural and tactile coursework.

Click Here to find out what Hybrid Learning looks like in action and why it might be the right path for you to start your new career. 

Questions? We love questions! Feel free to give us a call 855-313-0325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get right back to you. An AINDT Instructor or the CEO himself looks forward to connecting with you and discussing if a career in NDT is right for you. 

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Aging Workforce, Skills Gap Leaves Jobs Unfilled

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Read this great article published by the Green Bay Press Gazette and another reason CEO Donald Booth started the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), Baxter, MN.

"There are many reasons companies, manufacturers especially, cannot find enough skilled workers. Among them, a perception by parents, students, teachers and counselors that a four-year degree is better than a one- or two-year degree, regardless of the student's real interests."

Worker shortage continues to be an issue throughout the country. This issue is contributed to both a skills gap and demographics of the country. Read the article to see how the state of Wisconsin is engaging and connecting with employers, job hunters, parents and students. 

If you are considering a new career in nondestructive testing, give The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) a call 855-313-0325 to talk directly to an instructor and get your questions answered. We look forward to talking with you! 

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Online Classes' Potential Affirmed

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By NICK ANDERSON The Washington Post. Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:00 a.m.

This article shares the thought that “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, can teach a broad range of people effectively. This issue is controversial with well-known educators. The results of this study have drawn some attention and is worth a read. 

CLICK HERE to read the article and published study. 

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) is a hybrid learning environment - featuring 16 weeks of training - both online and in our training facility. Is a online education right for you? Give us a call 855-313-3182 to visit with an Instructor today! 

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AINDT Offers a Variety of Financing Options

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN offers a variety of financing options to fit the needs of our students. Below are some of the ways you can get started on your way to a new career in Nondestructive testing.

  • Pay your tuition in full and save $2,000.
  • Interest free financing for up to 12 months.
  • Payments as low as $196.00 a month.
  • No payments until Graduation (4 Months)
  • Military discounts

Call AINDT (Baxter, MN) today at 855-313-0325 to talk to an instructor about the variety of financing options available. Click Here for more information.

 

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Watch as a College Degree Goes from Rare to Super Common in 40 Years

Source: The BlazeTheBlaze

CLICK HERE to Watch as a College Degree Goes from Rare to Super Common in 40 Years. You'll see bachelor degree's climb in the U.S. across the country over the 40 year time period. 

"The dramatic increase in educational attainment might seem like good news, but many graduates have been left in debt and without skills needed to seize good jobs — if those jobs exist in the first place."

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The Advantages of Hybrid Courses

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WHAT IS HYBRID LEARNING?

At The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN, we introduce a customized results-driven curriculum model integrating online with traditional face-to-face classroom instruction and hands on training. Our tailored online learning management system is not just a supplement to the status quo, but designed as a dynamic improvement over single form education methods, reaching students of varying learning styles through visual, aural and tactile coursework.  

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN ACTION?

Through our learning management platform, students will have access to video lectures, interactive quizzes, PowerPoint course presentations, and get to interact with instructors and peers.  Additionally, students can track their assignments and progress or freely review supporting materials, and may elect to participate in a live daily scheduled Q&A session with the instructor and classmates via webcam.  All digital coursework is designed to complement and progress with the printed textbooks each student receives upon enrollment.  Each student is assured of ready access to the instructor via webcam, email, chat, or phone.

The online study is followed by 24 days of hands-on class and lab work at the AINDT campus. Certificates of Completion are issued at this time. The final day is spent in a Q&A session with the instructor, getting employment tips and advice, strategizing, reviewing current employment opportunities, and addressing any other questions.

For more information on Hybrid NDT Learning, and to see if online learning is right for you, click here or call and talk to an AINDT Instructor 855-313-0325 today! We look forward to meeting you. 

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NDT Apprentice Programs - Building it Right

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Source: AviationPros, AircraftHow to Build a Proper NDT Apprentice Program

BY ELLIOTT AVIATION AVIATION ON SEP 11, 2014

"As NDT is an ever-evolving field, it is imperative to build a strong apprentice program so you can train your best individuals for one of the industry’s most valuable skills. While going to school is required for certification, it is just part of the equation. Without the essential on-the-job training, you cannot be certified and everything you learn in school is all theory and no application."

CLICK HERE to read the whole article. 

At the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN we value both on-the-job training and classroom certifications. To get the most of your new career in NDT, get a blend of job training and hands-on experience. Call and talk to an AINDT (Baxter, MN) instructor today 855-313-0325 to find out how AINDT blends classroom training, online learning, and hands-on training to make the most of your career in NDT. 

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Certificate Program - Is It Right for You?

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) online learning system allows students flexibility to meet their personal education goals.

The online portion of the AINDT Certificate Program can be started at any time. Twenty-four days of hands-on training is available six times a year (Every other month) and will be scheduled at the students’ discretion. 

What does the cost of the Certificate Program include? Includes all required study material and books for online program (11 to 16 weeks) and 24 day hands-on training at our Baxter, MN. Training facility.

For more information, call to talk to an instructor 855-313-0325 or visit the Certificate Program page.

 

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Vestas to Fill 800 Jobs in Colorado by the End of 2014

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By Adrian D. Garcia 11:36 a.m. MDT July 19, 2014

The Coloradoan reports on the announcement of Vestas Wind Systems regarding the 800 jobs they plan to add by the end of 2014. What industry are these jobs in? The answer - wind energy. An increase in wind energy demand has left Vestas needing hundreds more workers in all of its Colorado factories. 

"Overall, we [Vestas] think these are great jobs and an opportunity for people to join an industry that's got legs and be a part of it for the long term."

"These are new blue-collar jobs. They're manufacturing jobs in a long tradition of blue-collar manufacturing, but they're also high-tech," he said. "We're not building your granddad's windmill. These are modern power plants."

The jobs will help the company meet global demand for wind turbines in 2015 and 2016. Since 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 51,000 wind turbines to 73 countries — 52 percent more than its closest competitor, the release said.


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Interested in exploring a high-tech career in nondestructive testing (NDT)? Contact The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) for information on careers in NDT. Call 855-313-0325 today to talk to an AINDT Instructor. 

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"Work Smart and Hard”

Did you see the article and hear the Glenn Beck program where Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs talked about reforming America’s education system in order to get people back to work? 

Mike Rowe is serious about getting high school students ready for the workforce with the necessary skill needed to land jobs in the U.S. Mike Rowe encourages students to understand the options available to you. Glenn and Mike Rowe talk about the ways we must challenge the American education system to make the most of the jobs available in the U.S.

Read article here: http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/10/23/work-smart-and-hard-mike-rowe-joins-glenn-to-talk-about-the-ways-we-can-reform-americas-education-system-in-order-to-get-people-back-to-work/

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What is a Hybrid School?

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Wondering if Hybrid Courses are Right for You? Online + Hands-On = Success 

Join in with other students live and participate in the discussions. Our online learning system allows students flexibility to meet their personal education goals. The online portion of this certificate program can be started at any time. 

Hands-on training is available 6 times a year. The AINDT Certificate Program includes 11 week online and 24 day hands-on training.

Our Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program includes daily, live, instructor-led question / answer sessions through gototraining.com.

To be successful in Hybrid courses, some computer and technical skills are a must. 

You should:

  • Have Internet access
  • Have an e-mail account
  • Be organized
  • Have good reading, writing and studying skills
  • Manage your time
  • Be able to complete assignments in a timely fashion
  • Maintain a class calendar
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Be self-motivated
  • Stay on schedule

For more information, contact an AINDT instructor today 855-313-0325. 

(Source: http://www.educationdegree.com/)

 

 

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Relevant NDT Learning Experiences

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN, understands the importance of convenience, flexibility, and customized learning experiences. 
 
At AINDT, a licensed private career school, the NDT certificate program allows you to go at your own pace and complete the program as you have time. 
 
Working? Stay at Home Parent? Going to School? No problem! This program is designed to leave you prepared for a great career in NDT while being convenient and affordable for you. 
 
To find out more about a career in NDT, click here or consider the Intro to NDT (Online) course to be introduced to a career in NDT and get your questions answered. This course discusses the benefits and limitations of each method as well as an overview of the various discontinuities that may be encountered.
 
If you’ve ever considered a career in NDT, call an instructor at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing 855-313-0325.
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Mike Rowe Testifies Before House Committee on Natural Resources

On April 29 2014 Mike Rowe testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The committee met to discuss "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trade Workers" 

Learn why The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN could be a solution to this conversation. 

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AINDT has signed an agreement with Examity which is a leader in online proctoring solutions that give students the flexibility to take exams remotely. It arms teachers, schools and students with the tools they need to prevent cheating and to preserve integrity.

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) is proud to announce the integration of third party proctoring for all level tests within their LMS (Learning Management System). 

AINDT has signed an agreement with Examity - which is a leader in online proctoring solutions that give students the flexibility to take exams remotely. It arms teachers, schools and students with the tools they need to prevent cheating and to preserve integrity. 

"At AINDT we understand that integrity is the core of our industry. We will always be at the forefront of innovations to preserve that integrity and offer our customers the highest level of quality and service." Says Donald Booth, CEO of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN). 

Please contact us at AINDT (855-313-0325) if your company is interested in hiring our graduates or would like cost effective, reliable training services. 

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Hybrid Learning / Blended Learning - What’s the Difference?

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Blended learning happens everyday at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN. People talk about blended and hybrid learning - but what does it mean to you? 

AINDT is a private licensed career school that blends the best of both worlds - content and instruction delivered online for 11 weeks - when and how it works best for you followed-up by 4 weeks of training on-site. 

Students who attend AINDT love the blended learning approach - getting the latest data/instruction delivered to their mobile/tablet devices and then putting that knowledge to work in our state of the art training facility in Baxter, MN. 

The tuition costs include the 4 week stay in Baxter, MN so starting a career in NDT was never so affordable. 

Call 855-313-0325 for more information or to find out if a career in Nondestructive Testing is right for you. 

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blended_learning

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Glenn Beck Interviews Mike Rowe: "One Size Doesn't Fit All"

Glenn and Mike Rowe talk about the ways we must challenge the American education system to make the most of the jobs available in the U.S. 

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What is the Advantage of Hybrid Courses?

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The number one advantage is that hybrid courses are easy for you to get the training you need to start a new career! 

Hybrid Courses advantages also include: 

  • limited on-campus attendance (4 weeks)
  • accessible from more places to more people. Online courses at AINDT are available on your iPad, iPhone, and Android devices! Study, watch video lectures, and complete quizzes from most mobile devices.
  • Instructors can teach courses through active-learning assignments over the Internet rather that having their students sit in a lecture hall taking notes. 
  • Hybrid courses help encourage self-directed learning, problem solving, time management, and critical-thinking skills and also improve computer and writing skills. 
  • Because of the online classroom participation, students are more likely to get involved in discussions because they are not physically speaking in front of a classroom and are more confident. 

Even though the Hybrid method is fairly new, professors are reporting a high rate of success. Hybrid courses at AINDT (Baxter, MN) could be the answer to your new career move. 

Give The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter MN) a call to get all of your questions answered 855-313-0325.

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Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College

ReasonTV interviews Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College.

"While college remains a priority for many Americans, many jobs that do not require a four year degree are left unfilled. Reason TV spoke with Mike Rowe last year about the high cost of college, and how he believes it's not worth it for everybody.  "Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College," produced by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg. About 40 minutes.

Rowe recently sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to discuss his bad experience with a high school guidance counselor (3:20), why he provides scholarships based on work ethic (6:57), the problem with taxpayer-supported college loans (8:40), why America demonizes dirty jobs (11:32), the happiest day of his life (13:14), why following your passion is terrible advice (17:05), why it's so hard to hire good people (21:04), the hidden cost of regulatory compliance (23:16), the problem with Obama's promise to create shovel ready jobs (33:05), efficiency versus effectiveness (34:17), and life after Dirty Jobs (38:24)."

Source: ReasonTV

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Great News Cast from CNBC - "Best Bets in U.S. Energy Boom"

Best Bets in U.S. Energy Boom

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Pipelines could offer alternatives to rail and barge oil transportation, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

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Online NDT Training – the Next Big Thing?

As reported by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, classroom NDT training is alive and well, but there is a growing interest in online NDT training. NDT service companies and students alike find online training the right solution for a variety of reasons - from convenience, to scheduling, to cost and more. 

Donald R Booth, CEO of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN), believes it is only a matter of time before the world fully embraces the idea of online NDT training.

“In today’s education, a person can attain an engineering degree, business administration degree, nursing degree, psychology degree and hundreds of others, all online; there is no reason for our industry to ignore the future of education. We must embrace online education to train the next generation of NDT examiners,” said Booth. 

Read the entire article here to get the truth on online NDT training. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) is a licensed private career school offering financial aid to students. Sign up today and start classes tomorrow - it's that easy. Click here to find out more. 

The report: ‘The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training Industry – Primed for Expansion’, is available from Frost & Sullivan.

(Source: Online NDT Training - The Next Big Thing? 7/17/14, www.bindt.org)

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