The Institute for Workforce Advancement (formerly Composite Prototyping Center) recently held its inaugural Introduction to Composites class in the STEM laboratory at the Cradle of Aviation.
This 15-hour course, which provides hands-on training and classroom lectures, gives high school students and in-transition workers insight into the many exciting and well-paying jobs available here on Long Island within the advanced manufacturing industry. Students receive one college credit from Vaughn college upon successful course completion.
The use of composites in 21st-century manufacturing is infiltrating all major market segments, including aerospace, alternative energy, transportation, and consumer goods. For information on upcoming courses like Introduction to Composites, contact Phil Rugile or Susan McQuillan at 516-559-5575.
Have you checked out the LI STEM Hub’s career video series, Full STEM Ahead Long Island? Be sure to watch the episode, “Crushin’ It With Composites.” In this episode, learn about composites and what STEM career paths are available in this industry! Discover how composites are used in the military and for fun, in what way, and how Long Island companies are leading the way and making contributions to this growing industry. Hear from GSE Composites, Inc. located in Hauppauge and Nature Shapes in Sayville. Long Island is crushin’ it with composites!