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Stratasys Launches Industry Certification Program

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Stratasys Ltd., with operations in Minneapolis, MN, and Rehovot, Israel, has launched an industry certification program in North America, designed to bridge the additive-manufacturing skills gap. Developed in conjunction with a consortium of colleges and universities, including the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology, Iowa State University, UC Irvine and Milwaukee School of Engineering, the program aims to enable students to secure accelerated additive manufacturing credentials to improve employability and workforce readiness. Demand for certified additive manufacturing workers to fill industry vacancies will reach about 21 billion by 2020.

“While demand for workers with additive manufacturing expertise continues to rise, there’s really no across-the-board standard to judge credentials,” says Gina Scala, director of marketing, global education at Stratasys. “We’ve observed employers that cannot always align job-specific readiness with additive-manufacturing skills. Therefore many workers fail to live up to expectations. We believe our certification program is just what the industry needs to align the skills employers require and workers deliver.”

Educational institutions enrolled in the certification program have access to 40 contact hours of exam preparation content organized by module and accessible directly through Stratasys. Other resources for participating institutions include hands-on projects and labs, CAD and CAM software, module exams, instructor notes and presentations. Enrolled students can tap into key technical resources guides, case studies and preparation notes.

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