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Training Resources

IYRS Fundamentals of Composites Technology Course


In this 1.5 day course the fundamental concepts of composites manufacturing are highlighted with the practical elements of hands-on application, including: Hand-Lay-Up, Vacuum Bagging, and Vacuum Infusion Processing. Come up to speed with basic material characteristics, resin and reinforcement selection, mixing ratios, and application techniques. This fast paced course will focus on the bedrock process of molding technology and equip participants with the prerequisites to expand their composites knowledge to the next level.

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November 13 & 14. Tuition $385

IYRS Composites Repair & Refinishing Course

Learn about the principles of composite materials and their repair in this 1.5 day course. The fundamental concepts of composite structures are highlighted with the practical elements of hands-on application, including: the effects of weathering on gel coat, gel coat crack identification, application and finishing techniques, color matching, structural and cosmetic repairs. This fast paced course will provide the fundamental knowledge of composites structure and repair techniques.

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December 11 & 12. Tuition $385

Marine & Composites Industry Career Day


Co-hosted by IYRS and RIMTA, Marine & Composites Industry Career Day is now in its 10th year and has a long track record as an event where companies connect with potential employees at all levels–from managerial talent to skilled hourly workers. Some 40 companies exhibited in 2015. Click here to learn more about Career Day.

Career Paths


Jobs in the marine industry have a higher than average salary with multiple career pathways, some of which do not require a traditional college education.

The Maine Marine Trades Association has mapped out more than 30 marine trades occupations and their career pathways. Learn more at http://www.mainemarinecareers.com/jobs/default.asp.

Industry Data


Skills Gap Key Findings (2014)