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NOCTI/America Makes Additive Manufacturing Credential Virtual Info Session
Join MatterHackers as we host a 30-minute info session on an exciting opportunity for high schools with 3D printing or additive manufacturing programs. Credentialing has historically been an important part of workforce development for manufacturing, and America Makes has teamed up with NOCTI (the largest independant credentialing body in the US) to create the very first "Essentials of Additive Manufacturing" credential for high schools. If your high school is selected as a test site, both the online multiple choice assessment, and the hands-on performance assessment will be available to pilot at NO COST. The pilot testing window for this assessment is April 1 to May 30, 2021.

Here's who will be walking you through the opportunity details to determine if your high school would be a good fit:

Josh Cramer, Director of Education and Workforce Development, America Makes

Bill White, Applied Engineering and Technology Teacher, Avonworth High School

Lawrence Binek, Aerospace Engineer, Raytheon

Julie Vanhala, NOCTI

Moderator: Mara Hitner, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, MatterHackers

Pilot testing is a critical phase in the development of new credentials. It gives students an opportunity to practice testing and receive feedback on their knowledge in a no-pressure environment. Instructors compare their curriculum with the assessment blueprint to ensure their class covers the most important competencies determined by the subject matter expert team in the development of the test. NOCTI collects data from pilot testing to ensure the test items and overall test performs as expected.

If you are unable to attend live, please register to receive a link to the recording. For more information or to apply for the NOCTI test site program, email

Feb 25, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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