PMA Adds 120 Aerospace Courses to E-Learning Platform

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In addition, the association is offering a discount on licenses for the platform through May.


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The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has added 120 new aerospace courses to Metalform EDU, an online training program specifically designed for workers in the metalforming industry. The new offerings bring the total number of courses offered by the platform to more than 650. In conjunction with the additions, PMA is also offering a 20% discount on all licenses for Metalform EDU during May 2020.

“We are excited to expand Metalform EDU offerings to include these new aerospace courses, which include aircraft familiarization, basic drilling and riveting, drilling titanium, and more,” says Mike Vohland, vice president of sales and publisher. “All courses include interactive e-learning content, a downloadable study guide and a graded final assessment.”

“Because all courses are online, Metalform EDU offers flexibility and convenience for PMA members and the metalforming industry during this challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturers can continue to provide employees with upskilling and professional development opportunities,” says PMA Educational Foundation (PMAEF) Executive Director Nichol Lopriore.

PMA launched Metalform EDU in 2018, with majority funding provided by the PMAEF. PMA has developed nearly 30 learning paths with recommended courses for key jobs and skillsets in the metalforming industry in order to help companies get started.


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