Plastics Training Academy announces 2009 schedule

February 24, 2009

The Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has announced its workforce development schedule for 2009 and is currently accepting registrations. Spring workshops begin in March.

Created in 2007, the Plastics Training Academy will offer 11 workshops and seminars throughout the year in Penn State Erie's 10,500-square-foot plastics processing laboratory—the largest academic plastics lab in the country. The college's plastics engineering technology program is one of four programs nationwide accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Plastics Training Academy continues to offer company-specific contract workshops and seminars on site; Penn State Erie instructors have traveled to Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and New Jersey to present in-house training.

Following is a list of spring sessions; additional workshops will be held in June, August and September.

March 9-11: Injection Molding Principles
March 11-13: Injection Molding Troubleshooting

April 7-8: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
April 9: Process Capable Tolerancing

May 6-8: Injection Molding Principles
May 11-12: Process Validation for Medical Molding
May 13-15: Design of Experiments for Injection Molding
May 19-20: Thermoplastic Materials and Testing
May 21-22: Injection Molded Part Design Principles

For complete information — workshop descriptions, schedules, instructor biographies and registration details — visit or call Penn State Erie Continuing Education at (814) 898-6103.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009