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American Injection Molding Institute Earns Additional Accreditation for Injection Mold Training Program

Hands-on Molders’ Series earns accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board, making this its fourth ANAB-accredited training program for the injection molding industry.
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The American Injection Molding Institute (Erie, Pennsylvania) has announced that its hands-on injection mold training Molders’ Series has earned accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB, Milwaukee, Wisconsin), said to be the largest accreditation body in North America.

With this accreditation, AIM says it is now home to the only four ANAB-accredited training programs in the injection molding industry: Molding 1, Molding 2, Molding 3 and our Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program.

Now, the institute says, everyone that successfully completes a Molders’ Series course at AIM will be earning an internationally recognized ANAB-accredited certificate.

AIM notes that achieving and maintaining accreditation requires a substantial commitment to meet the strict ANSI/ASTM E2659 standards. However the institute has made this commitment because it believes accreditation is an essential part of providing high-value education and training, as well as an exceptional student experience. AIM says more than 80% of people it surveyed stated that they place a higher value on educational providers who have a formal third-party accreditation.

To comply with these standards, AIM is required to define specific learning objectives that are traceable back to course content and exam questions. AIM also employ psychometrics and statistical analysis to develop passing scores for each exam. In addition, every exam question and skills assessment test are tracked and scrutinized for fairness and effectiveness to ensure a quality evaluation of the student’s knowledge and skills.

Another key differentiator of AIM’s accredited programs is said to be its Advisory Board, which consists of more than 25 different companies from the injection molding industry. Each member brings specific knowledge and skill sets that represent the primary disciplines within this industry. Board members meets regularly to review the educational content, assessment methods, learning objectives, program formats and more to ensure programs fully meet the needs of the industry.

Learn more about the Molders’ Series program offered by AIM here.

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