Plastics Training Academy

Short-term plastics training. Long-term results.


Enhance your expertise through Plastics Training Academy Courses at Penn State Behrend.Nationally accredited plastics technology institution? Check. Face-to-face instruction by industry experts? Check. Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art plastics laboratory? Check. Skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace? Check.

From injection molding principles to DOE to part design principles, your processes can be enhanced through seminars offered by the Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Behrend.

Project, process, tooling, quality, and manufacturing engineers, technicians, and designers, as well as operators, team leaders, supervisors, management, human resource, set-up, maintenance, marketing, materials, and sales personnel will all benefit from our training.

Training Topics

Our training topics range from basic plastics processes to today's most advanced plastics technologies. Check out our upcoming workshops and seminars. If there is a topic of interest that is not currently scheduled, we can bring it to your site and customize a program to meet your organization's training needs.

State-of-the-Art Plastics Training Lab

Our hands-on plastics workshops are held in the 10,500-square-foot plastics processing lab, which is the largest, most comprehensive plastics training lab in the country.

On-Site Training
Any of our plastics training seminars or workshops can be brought to your facility for private group training.  With a group of as few as eight to train, you can realize significant savings on registration fees, airfare, meals, and hotel expenses.  Group education programs can emphasize the issues most important in your operation and answer your staff's specific questions.

Highly Qualified Instructors
Our short-term workshops and seminars offer you access to industry-seasoned faculty and professionals who teach the latest design and processing techniques, focusing their attention on your specific training needs.  The daily schedule provides lunch and refreshments during each program, which allows participants time to network with the instructor and each other.

As one of only four Plastics Engineering Technology programs in the nation, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).


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