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August 2014
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New papermaking series courses offered free this fall
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Three new papermaking courses - free tuition this fall - but space is limited.
We've created a new course series in papermaking fundamentals designed for individuals associated with the manufacture, testing, and marketing of all grades of paper. Individuals involved in the purchase of paper will also benefit from the detailed knowledge acquired during these courses.
First up on September 25-26 is a revised version of Hands-on Papermaking, with new and updated course content. Measuring and Controlling Paper Formation will be offered for the first time October 23-24, and on November 6-7 we're offering another new course, Introduction to Papermaking Additives.
The courses were developed with grant funding from UW-System to enhance workforce skills and expertise. Tuition for each course normally is $800. But the new and revised courses are free this fall in a pilot offering. Each pilot course participant must complete a course evaluation at the conclusion of the class and complete a follow-up survey six weeks later. In addition, workplace supervisors will be asked to complete a survey about the effectiveness of the course six weeks after the course.
Each course is offered in our popular format. We start with morning classroom sessions. After lunch (included) it's off to the university's pilot paper machine and/or paper testing lab for hands-on sessions guided by Paper Science & Engineering faculty and WIST laboratory staff.
Take one course or all three. But register early because space is limited. Use the links below to jump to an online registration form.