MacDermid Enthone Academy Offers Training Program

Initially known as the Plating Academy, the training scheme was initiated in 2003 to provide a standard format for employee education in electroplating.

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The MacDermid Enthone Academy program began as a training class, but has grown to serve an audience in the finishing industry. Initially known as the Plating Academy, the program was initiated in 2003 to provide a standard format for employee education in electroplating.

The training is not located in one specific area, but can be held anywhere in the world. MacDermid Enthone says that customers who heard about the program made their interest known, and it expanded to offer training to customers and OEMs, and include training for other technical areas such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and films.

Nadia Billen, global research and development special project and Plating Academy manager, says the academy involves classroom preparations, workshop discussions, and practical training in laboratories and pilot lines. This allows the company to introduce the concepts behind its processes, as well as perform demonstrates. Billen says attendees will receive a solid foundation and gain practical experience under a safe, open environment. Those with more experience will get a chance to brush up on their fundamentals, while also getting the chance to ask experts detailed questions.    

Billen says the curriculum ensures a uniform level of process knowledge, but it has also supercharged communication beyond the company’s expectations, as opening the training program to customers and OEMs proved an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas. She says the interactions have fostered a strong relationship with the supply chains, and improved their understanding of needs. Billen says the number of external training sessions demonstrates that the academy is recognized as high-value training by OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers.

 

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