AIM Achieves ANSI Accreditation

The Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program from the AIM Institute, a Beaumont Technologies organization, is the first plastics program to receive the ANSI accreditation. 

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The American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute, a Beaumont organization, announces that its Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program to be the first plastics program to achieve accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Accreditation by ANSI, the official U.S. representative in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is “nationally and internationally recognized as a mark of quality and assures that employers can have confidence that the certificate holder has completed the prescribed course of study,” according to ANSI.

The accreditation of the PTE Program, based on ASTM standard E2659, adds the AIM Institute to the list of organizations including the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the National Environmental Health Association who have chosen voluntarily to undergo an intensive accreditation process to ensure that their programs continuously meet the highest quality standards. The AIM Institute is only one of 48 organizations globally to achieve this accreditation.

According to Beaumont, the goal of the program was to bridge toay’s industry training with university education. The company says that the PTE program gives employers a fast track to advance the skills, knowledge and problem solving abilities of their employees.

The company says that the unique design of the PTE Program is suited for a broad range of students. Program alumni include engineers and managers from all functional areas within the plastics industry, as well as quality personnel, senior level technicians, mold makers, and designers. Companies whose employees have completed the program have reported significant improvements in all aspects of their product development, manufacturing, and quality control.

In addition to the oversight by ANSI, the AIM Institute also uses an advisory board consisting of plastic industry leaders and experts from over 20 companies, which it says ensures that the PTE Program delivers the subject matter expertise accurately and in a manner most beneficial for the industry. The AIM Institute’s ANSI accreditation marks the latest in a series of announcements from the growing AIM Institute, which recently expanded its facility and added two additional educational programs to its catalog.