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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

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PBS - Education Aug 29, 2017 1:40 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.

Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing plant in the hope it will bump up his wages.

It’s a pretty safe bet. The skills being taught here are in high demand. That’s in part because so much effort has been put into encouraging high school graduates to go to college for academic degrees rather than for training in industrial and other trades that many fields like his face worker shortages.

Now California is spending $6 million on a campaign to revive the reputation of vocational education, and $200 million to improve the delivery of it.


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American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Expands Training Capabilities

Digital Radiography Training Courses The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has expanded their training capabilities by purchasing Carestream computed and digital radiography equipment to add to their 6400 sq ft training facility. They offer online and hands-on training for both Digital and Computed Radiography.

"We will continue to invest in the newest equipment to provide the highest quality training for our industry and to meet the needs of our clientele," says Don Booth CEO, "Also, when I started the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing I knew that offering only online NDT education without a fully functional hands-on training facility would not be sufficient. I am a firm believer in online training for many aspects of learning, but the hands-on portion, where you can directly interact with students, really solidifies the learning experience."

The American Institute of Nondestructive has also recently launched their online ASNT Level III Prep Courses to help prepare individuals for their Level III exams.

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Another Happy Graduate of AINDT!

Hey guys,

I just finished my first week and thought I'd share what it has been like. Of course, I'm just assisting on these for now, but once I get my certs, I'll be out there on my own doing this stuff.

Day 1: MT on welds for a piece to be used by a private space exploration company.

Day2: UT lamination scans on large steel plates used for construction of a new ferry.

Day 3: PT on welds for ferry construction; UT shear wave on pipe welds

Day 4: UT thickness gauging the hull of a small freighter

Day 5: UT thickness gauging safety pins on the top of a grain elevator (about 100 feet up, harnessed and dangling off the roof); MT on a repair weld for the boom of a cement truck

Never know what the day will hold for me, and I really like that. No RT, which is unfortunate. We've mostly got maritime customers, but it seems like there is quite a bit of railroad, construction, paper mill, and manufacturing customers, too.

It's a good gig. I'll let you know when another position opens up.

Thanks again for everything,

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Everyday NDT

AINDT offers top-notch training in for an exciting new career in a variety of fields that will always be in high demand. But what IS NDT? Nondestructive testing creates a safer world for all of us in our daily lives. For example, at least 126,696,000 lug nuts were NDT-tested on the 7,918,601 cars sold in the US in 2014. 61,064 structurally-deficient bridges require NDT testing for their 215 million daily crossings. Since 2007, two notable bridge failures occurred in the US due to NDT-detectable problems. Starting to get the picture? NDT testing is used in just about every major field you can think of, including 1,726,359 miles of oil and gas pipeline in the US as of 2013. With 140,000 rail miles in the US, 2014 brought 295 derailments due to structural failure which NDT detects. NDT is an ever-growing field with increasing demand. Billions of airline passengers also benefit from NDT. If you're ready for an important new career in NDT, call today to speak to one of our instructors for more information. Competitive salaries and job placement assistance are all part of NDT. Call AINDT today! (855) 313-0325.

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NDT Careers

NDT CareersOne of the greatest advantages of a career in nondestructive testing with AINDT is its reliability. Nondestructive testing is a crucial field that is always in demand. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, watercraft, power stations, trains, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods. As a graduate of AINDT, you will be qualified to start a career in a vast array of fields including aerospace, aviation, auto and boat racing, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas development, amusement parks, railroad, and even alternative energy including nuclear, wind, and solar. Start an exciting, rewarding new career with job security and competitive salary ranges that show an increase every year. Instructors are waiting to personally speak with you so call today and get started on your new career tomorrow! (855) 313-0325.

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Why Choose AINDT?

Why Choose AINDT?AINDT is the nondestructive testing school that offers individual training for NDT technicians. We offer versatility, with both online NDT education and hands-on NDT training at our fully staffed and fully equipped 6,400 square foot facility. Since AINDT is the original NDT blended learning school in the U.S., we can customize a program to meet your company's needs with either online or hands-on NDT education, or a combination of the two. AINDT offers excellent customer service, always on hand to answer all questions, and handle every call personally. We offer the highest quality NDT education possible. AINDT cares about every student and gives each individual the time and personal attention they require to succeed. Call us today for more information and to get started on your exciting NDT training. (855) 313-0325.

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5 Days To A Better Career

5 Days To A Better CareerDo you have 5 days to devote to an even better career? Able to travel to our Baxter, Minnesota location? Then AINDT invites you to increase your certification capabilities with our UT Shearwave Weld Examination course. This intensive, hands-on course is broken up into 40 hours of instruction over 5 days. The best part is, we do not have any minimum class requirements, and we do not cancel classes! If only one student enrolls, we will still be holding this class. Custom dates are also available for groups of four or more from your company. Please contact us to arrange dates to best suit your needs. That's how dedicated we are at AINDT to getting you the training you need for the best possible career in NDT. Expanding your certifications expands your job prospects. It's just that simple! Call AINDT today for more information on enrollment: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are on hand to answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam

ASNT Level III Basic ExamAt AINDT, our success is your success. We want you to have the best possible opportunities in this exciting field, so we prepare you with the most effective methods. Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is tailored to best prepare you for exam success. This online program covers the three main components of the ASNT Level III Basic Exam:

  • SNT-TC-1A/CP-189 comparisons and analysis to understand various programs which establish the criteria for NDT personal certification as well as their differences
  • Materials and processes for NDT technology, and
  • 11 various methods contained in Recommended Practice TC-1A

Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course and getting started with your new career in NDT.

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AINDT Difference

AINDT DifferenceNot all technical vocational schools are alike. AINDT offers the best of online vocational training, affordability, and hands-on training to get you certified in a rewarding new career. Non-destructive testing is a crucial field that is necessary in so many aspects of our daily lives, and offers a wide variety of industries to choose from including:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Auto and boat racing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas development
  • Amusement parks
  • Railroad
  • Alternative energy—nuclear, wind, solar

The list is continually growing, and a career with AINDT offers you a rewarding, high-paying career in a needed industry that will never become obsolete. How many jobs can say that? Call today 855-313-0325 and speak with an instructor about vocational training with AINDT. Your exciting new career awaits!

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Job Security

b2ap3_thumbnail_Feb07_InspirationalGraphic.jpgLet's face it, in the current economic crisis, nothing is more crucial than having a career that offers job security. You won't find a better opportunity than in the field of NDT. AINDT graduates get assistance with job placement, and a career in a growing field that will never become obsolete. How many other careers can you say that about? NDT touches all aspects of our lives, and at a time when the median household income is going DOWN, NDT salaries are steadily going UP. From NDT shipbuilding salaries increasing over 30% from 2006, to NDT construction salaries increasing over a whopping 63% in the same time span, NDT careers are growing not just in number, but in popularity. Every field of NDT salaries is increasing, including aerospace, defense, laboratory, petrochemical, steel, and utility and power. Ready for a life-changing career that offers competitive salaries, job security, AND the ability to save lives and offer crucial testing? Call AINDT today and start a new, rewarding career that changes and saves lives.
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Can I Take an Individual Class from AINDT?


Yes, The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), Baxter, MN does offer individual classes. Individual classes are best for people who are already in the Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Industry. If you are looking to switch your career or start a new career - an individual class isn’t the quick fix you are looking for. Unless you work for an NDT company, or have an NDT company that is willing to hire based on the fact that they have that course work from AINDT - a single class may not be the best choice for you.

If you have a relationship with an NDT employer, the staff at AINDT can connect with the company making sure that you are going to get proper hands-on training.

Give AINDT (Baxter, MN) a call at 218-270-3182 for more information or to talk to an instructor about your individual situation. For more questions about a career in NDT, click here

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