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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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Corporate NDT Training

Corporate NDT TrainingThe American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) offers online and hands-on training for your company. Simply set up a corporate account with us for easy billing and additional discounts. All individual classes include study material, access to our online learning system, and instructor support via phone, video conference and/or email. Our online Level I and II final exams are fully proctored by Examity online proctoring services to ensure the highest level of integrity for your company's training needs. Unlike most NDT schools we have no minimum class size or limited training schedules. We will work with your schedule to get you the training you need. We are a fully-staffed NDT school, offering training in UT, RT, MT, PT, VT and radiation safety. Our 6,200 square foot facility includes all the equipment and flawed specimens you'll need to complete your hands-on training. Call us today (855) 313-0325 and we will work with you to customize an NDT program fits your budget and schedule!

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Personalized Hybrid Training School

If you are considering a new career in nondestructive testing, contact AINDT today. We are a personalized hybrid training school for nondestructive testing, that prides itself in top-notch education, a state-of-the-art facility, great relationships with top employers in the NDT industry, and more. AINDT is individualized—we take great strides to personally get to know each student--not only their learning style but their goals for a new career path. We are not a high-pressure sales company. We are passionate about what we do, and we do it well. You won't get an automated voicemail system. Our instructors are on hand to personally take your calls and answer all your questions. At AINDT, we want you to know our school, understand the career field of nondestructive testing, and make the right choice for you and your life. You will love your new career with NDT. Call us today to get started: (855) 313-0325 or visit us on the web at www.trainingndt.com

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Radiation Safety Online

AINDT offers many types of NDT training. One of these is a Radiation Safety course online. For $799 inclusive, AINDT offers this 40-hour course on Industrial Radiography and is designed to meet the training requirements for formal certification in Radiation Safety for both X-ray and gamma Radiographers. This course also discusses the requirements of the Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and outlines the "Suggested State Regulations for Controlling Radiation (SSRCR)." This 40 hour course exceeds the recommendations and training outline set forth by the NRC training manual available as NUREG/BR-0024 Working Safely in Gamma Radiography and its subsequent ASNT revisions. This course addresses required training topics for radiographic personnel specified in federal (10 CFR 34.43) and equivalent state radiation control regulations, as well as the topics listed in Appendix A to ASNT CP-105-2011 (excluding neutron radiography.) If you're interested in a rewarding career in radiography, contact AINDT about our online Radiation Safety course. Visit us on the web or call for more information (855) 313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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Hire Our Graduates!

Feb02 InspirationalLooking for well trained, qualified employees? Look no further than graduates of AINDT! Graduates of our Nondestructive Technologies Certificate Program are serious about NDT! Now is the time to invest in employees who have invested in themselves for a rewarding, important career in nondestructive testing. Our graduates have completed their Level I and II training in UT, RT, MT, PT, and VT NDT methods, as well as their 40 Radiation Safety Course. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a visit to meet our graduates during their hands-on training or to receive resumes. AINDT also offers NDT training for your current technicians. We look forward to assisting you!
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NDT Certification

NDT CertificationAINDT offers your complete training and certification to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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UT Shearwave Weld Examination

If you are a UT Level I or II technician looking to fully expand your knowledge of shearwave calibration, this 5-day course is for you. UT Shearwave Weld Examination will give you in-depth education on not only shearwave calibration, but scanning, interpretation, and evaluation techniques. AINDT has everything you need to get you certified in our latest corporate training course. You bring yourself, we bring the knowledge. Expand your training and skill set and open more doors for lucrative future employment. Inquire online or call today (855) 313-0325 for more information on registering. Your new career awaits!

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Everything You Need

Everything You NeedOur ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is more than just reading. We have everything you need to succeed across a variety of platforms. In addition to reading assignments, our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course includes:

  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for NDT math and method demonstrations
  • Multiple practice final exams

This engaging and exciting course gives you all the ingredients for a successful pass on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam. Work on your own time, at your own pace. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information and to speak to one of our instructors. Your exciting new career awaits!

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A Class Act

A Class ActSo you want a new career. You're looking for something new and rewarding that pays well in an industry that will always be in demand. AINDT has countless careers in a variety of fields just waiting for you! AINDT offers vocational classes with a difference—we set you on the path to certification and offer job placement assistance in a high-paying, high-demand career with our top vocational school. AINDT is very affordable, and combines both certification courses online and hands-on training to get you started in your exciting new career. Instructors are on hand to speak with you, so call today (855) 313-0325. Enroll today, and start your new tomorrow with AINDT.

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Interest-Free Student Loans

Interest-Free Student LoansDid we get your attention? You read that right: interest-free student loans. AINDT wants to give you the best possible options for starting your new career in NDT. Not only is our program affordable, AINDT offers a variety of financing options to help you complete your training. Our entire Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program is just $9,995, the most affordable course in the NDT training industry. This includes all your course materials, as well as both online and hands-on portions of your training. AINDT is committed to offering the most comprehensive yet affordable training in the business. Your high-demand, high-salary career awaits with AINDT. Once your training is complete, we will even assist you in finding the perfect job placement to finish your certification. Find your niche. Perform a crucial service. Start your exciting new career today by calling 855-313-0325.

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NDT Careers

NDT CareersAINDT offers top-notch training in a variety of rewarding fields. NDT is more than a job—it's a career. What's more, the demand for NDT is increasing every year, and will never become obsolete. How's that for job security? NDT examinations are crucial to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public in general. NDT testing is used for just about everything you can imagine including pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, watercraft, power stations, oil platforms, and refineries, to name a few. Graduating from AINDT qualifies you to begin a career in a wide variety of fields including: aerospace, aviation, auto and boat racing, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas development, amusement parks, railroad, and alternative energies. With so many different fields in need of NDT graduates, you can't go wrong with AINDT. Call 855-313-0325 today. An exciting new career awaits!

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AINDT School

Sept04 InspirationalGraphicNot all NDT schools are equal. What sets AINDT apart? In just 6 months, AINDT gives you the required education to become certified in a new, high-demand career that will never be obsolete. Unlike other careers, the field of NDT is expanding every year, as increasing technologies bring increasing demands. As a licensed private career school, AINDT offers job-specific knowledge in your chosen field, as well as job-placement assistance to get you situated in a great company. AINDT schooling is convenient and affordable. Complete your online training, complete your hands-on practical training, and be on your way to a new, rewarding, high-paying career. Instructors are waiting to speak with you. Call 855-313-0325 today for more information. Your new career in NDT awaits!
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Unlimited Possibilities

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar06_InspirationalGraphic.jpgAs a graduate of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), you will be on your way to a rewarding job in a high-demand field with competitive salary range. How competitive? With a payout of $2,450 for your certification, depending on which level of training you complete, your salary range will typically be between $63,259 (Level I) up to $111,512 (Level III). Not only that, you will be part of an ever-growing field tasked with keeping America's industries safe and reliable. How's that for job satisfaction? The possibilities are endless for a career in NDT, including:

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

If you're ready for a career that gives back far more than it gets, call AINDT today and get started on rewarding training that will take you further than you ever imagined, with competitive salaries that you won't find anywhere else.

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Technological Variety

b2ap3_thumbnail_Mar08_InspirationalGraphic.jpgAINDT offers certification training in a competitive, high-demand career that will always be useful. Job placement is a priority for our certified trainers through AINDT, and the salary range is far superior to many other fields. What's more, there is a wide variety of technologies that NDT covers, ensuring a fit for every interest. Among our certifications, AINDT offers training in:

  • Visual and optical testing (VT)
  • Radiography (RT)
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT)
  • Penetrant testing (PT)

AINDT offers both online classes and intensive hands-on training to earn your certifications in NDT. Call today and get started on the career of a lifetime! In just 16 weeks you can be on your way to a high-paying, high-demand career that is as important as it is rewarding.

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AINDT Will Be at the Nondestructive Testing Management Association In Las Vegas


The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing will be at the Nondestructive Testing Management Association February 16-18th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Come see us at the show!

Here's a copy of the agenda, available sessions, and the registration form: http://www.ndtma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Conference-Program.pdf

Take a look at the Exhibitor list here: http://www.ndtma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Exhibitor-List.pdf

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NDT Market Worth 2015-2020 Projections

NDT Market Worth 18.88 Billion USD by 2020
Source: NDT Blog, (http://nondestructivetesting.org/ndt-market-worth/?fb_ref=14b784e1a81a464cbb017de413757dd0-Facebook)
Posted 22 January 2016, By ndtinstructor
Under Non-Destructive Testing Blog

"The NDT market worth is estimated to be valued at USD 12.98 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 18.88 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.78% from 2015 to 2020. Years considered for this study are 2014 as the base year and the projections are made up to 2020.

This report provides qualitative and quantitative information about the global NDT market. It identifies the market application gaps, emerging technologies, the need for new product launches, and high potential geographic regions and countries. It also provides a segmentation of the market, tracking the market size, market share, revenue projections, and financial portfolio, covering a broad spectrum of the different methods, end-user, applications, and techniques of NDT industry."

To read the entire report of NDT's market worth projected by 2020, click here.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a personalized hybrid teaching school for nondestructive testing, that prides itself in top notch eduction, a state of the art facility, great relationships with top employers in the NDT industry and more.

Call today and talk directly to an instructor to answer any questions you may have. We want you to know our school, understand the career field of nondestructive testing to make the right choice for you and your life.

Give us a call, we look forward to answering all of your questions and getting to know you. 855-313-0325.

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What Makes AINDT Stand Out?


AINDT careers stand out among the rest for the simple reason that the demand for nondestructive testing is continuous and ongoing in all aspects of modern life. Any part, product, or structure in need of quality assurance and durability utilizes nondestructive testing. Nondestructive training is also very extensive and you can obtain your nondestructive training certificate in as little as six months. AINDT offers a combination of online classes followed by intensive hands-on training. What's more, you can work towards your new, high-demand career while still going about your current life. AINDT makes your transition to a new, high-paying career as seamless as possible, offering over 95% employment placement for our newly-qualified nondestructive testing technicians. Call 855-313-0325 or visit our AINDT website at http://www.trainingndt.com/ today for more information. An exciting, high-demand, high-paying career is waiting for you!
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Press · December 11, 2015

Source: http://www.midgardscientific.com/article/ndt-certification-after-your-military-career/

"It is important that you have a guide to NDT Certification After Your Military Career. The Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force each have a career field dedicated to inspecting a variety of components. These inspections are performed in such a way as to not damage or alter the components. Regardless of whether we call this process Nondestructive Inspection (NDI), Nondestructive Testing (NDT), or Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), the men and women who perform it are all in the same predicament when they leave the Service; they are no longer certified.


Well, to answer that, we must first be clear about what it means to be certified. A certification is an employer’s way of saying they have vetted your training, experience, and ability to pass some exams, and is willing to assume the risks that are inherent in your work. If you skip steps during an inspection and miss something, you can be held accountable, and so can your employer. Additionally, the certification process is owned by each employer. Just because your last employer certified you doesn’t mean your current employer requires the same level of knowledge and experience. Aside from organizations like The American Society For Nondestructive Testing (www.asnt.org), which offers impartial third-party certifications, every certification you will ever earn will be through an employer. If you are currently serving in the military, your Service is your employer. As a matter for debate, it may be that the military does not provide a guide for NDI / NDT Certification After Your Military Career, due to retention. NDT is lucrative as a civilian and there is no incentive for the DOD to shine a light on the green grass.

You can earn an ASNT Level II or Level III certification (and a few others) as soon you as you are qualified and are able to pass the exams. Your military experience will provide you with a qualifications boost that most non-military technician do not have toward certification. These certifications are good for 5 years. The qualifications follow those found in SNT-TC-1A, which is an ASNT recommended practice titled, Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing."

Read the entire article here.

Nondestructive Testing Career Information
NDT, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance are vital to the daily function of countless companies and civic-minded organizations. NDT Examinations are necessary to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, water craft, power stations, trains, pipelines, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods.

For more information, or to talk to an AINDT instructor, please feel free to call 855-313-0325.

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