Business News High-Demand Jobs Fuel NDT School Growth BAXTER, MN — Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is one of the leading high demand jobs that is showing growth year over year. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is an NDT school located in Baxter, Minn., that has currently moved into a new 6,400 squarefoot building. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing was founded in May 2013 by CEO Donald Booth. Its NDT training program consists of five months of online training followed by 24 days of intensive hands-on training at their Baxter, Minn., facility. Graduates will use radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle and visual inspection tools, among others, to learn the skills necessary to enter into the field of nondestructive testing. These skills will be used for inspection in a vast array of fields such as aerospace, aviation, pipeline integrity, railroad, refineries, as well as alternative energies such as nuclear and wind. Since the grand opening of the NDT School, the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has had a 95 percent employment placement. When asked why he believes his school has shown such great success, AINDT CEO Donald Booth replied, “The success of our school is largely due to the fact that skilled trades, more often than not, lead to high demand careers in a shorter time frame of education, which is what people are looking for in today’s economy. Our blended learning program allows for more individuals to be able to change careers without disrupting their lives completely by having to relocate or just drop everything to go back to school. People have lives, family, and commitments, we make it as easy as possible to get an education to move forward in life and get into a high demand career with great pay.” Nondestructive Testing Equipment Market Expected to Reach $4.78 Billion by 2021 ALBANY, NY — the global nondestructive testing equipment market was valued at $3.21 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 5.8 percent from 2015 to 2021 to account for $4.78 billion in 2021. The figures are according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, titled “Nondestructive Testing Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021.” View the full report at www.transparencymarketresearch.com/nondestructive- testing-equipment.html. Nondestructive testing determines the physical properties of materials such as ductility, ultimate tensile strength and fracture toughness. The nondestructive testing is used to ensure product reliability and integrity to control manufacturing processes. In addition, stringent government safety regulations for quality control ensure safety and reliable performance of the machines, and increasing demand to improve quality and longevity of the machines are the major factors that are driving the nondestructive testing equipment market globally. However, lack of skilled technicians is posing a challenge to the growth of the nondestructive testing equipment market. The global nondestructive testing equipment market is segmented on the basis of technology, into ultrasonic testing, radiography testing, electromagnetic testing, visual testing and others (including magnetic particle testing and liquid penetrant testing). Ultrasonic testing led the global nondestructive testing equipment market in the year 2014. Key growth factors driving the ultrasonic testing market are its wide usage in steel and aluminum, construction, manufacturing, aerospace and defense and automotive sectors. By geography, as of 2014, North America dominated the global non-destructive testing equipment market, accounting for 35.77 percent of the overall market. Huge investments in energy verticals such as oil and gas are majorly driving the market growth in North America. At the same time, Europe held the second largest market share and the demand for nondestructive testing equipment market is expected to increase during the forecast period. The market for nondestructive testing equipment in Europe is primarily driven by an increase in demand for modernization of oil and gas and power generation sectors. The automotive industry is likely to contribute a large share to market revenues in Europe. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region through the forecast period. The report provides company market share analysis of various industry participants. The key players were also profiled on the basis of company details, product type, financial overview, historical roadmap, business strategies and the recent developments in the field of nondestructive testing equipment market. Transparency Market Research (TMR) is a global market intelligence company providing business information reports and services. People News ASNT welcomed James Bennet into the new role of chief technology officer (CTO). Bennett is responsible for the certification and technical services provided by ASNT to its customer base. This includes the domestic and international ASNT NDT Level II and III qualification program, ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP), and the Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel (IRRSP) program. He will also be responsible for supporting other activities to facilitate ASNT’s strategic plan Goal 4 — “Lead the world in harmonization of NDT certification”— with the help of his team at the International Service Center and ASNT Board members. His professional background includes 13 years at Rolls Royce plc in Derby, U.K. where he first received certifications in several NDT methods. Most recently he was at Performance Review Institute in Warrendale, PA. Where he was senior staff engineer of NDT, Measurement and Inspection. Bennet has held leadership positions at the local ASNT Pittsburgh chapter as well as the British Institute of Non- Destructive Testing (BINDT) when based in the U.K. In addition to ASNT NDT Level III certifications, Bennet also holds a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, based in Columbus, Ohio, is an international technical society with over 15,000 members that provides a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel.
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