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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter 2023 / Vol 46 No 1


56 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Jo Morris Marketing Director, Fastener Training Institute ® FASTENER TRAINING INSTITUTE ® 5318 East 2nd Street #325, Long Beach, CA 90803 TEL 562-473-5373 FAX 661-449-3232 EMAIL WEB FASTENER TRAINING INSTITUTE PRESENTS 2023 TRAINING SCHEDULE With the New Year comes a full schedule of fastener training opportunities and a return to prepandemic in-person events. Fastener Training Institute (FTI) continues to be the leader in providing extensive technical instruction to those in the fastener industry with highly regarded instructors and a variety of learning opportunities. Comprehensive Fastener Training Weeks (FTW) In 2023, three comprehensive Fastener Training Weeks (FTW) will be offered: Cleveland, OH (April 3-7); Chicago, IL (August 21-25); and Los Angeles, CA (December 4-8). In these comprehensive five-day programs, participants will delve into manufacturing processes, consensus standards and quality control, have opportunities to tour plant facilities, participate in learning labs and interactive classes, and take quizzes to solidify learning. At the end of the week’s training, and with a passing final exam, participants will be eligible for designation as a Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS). FTI is pleased to have returning instructors from the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI): Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering Technology and Laurence Claus, Director of Education and Training. Co-founders of AIM Testing Laboratory in San Diego Rob La Pointe, President and CEO, and Carmen Vertullo, Vice President and Business Development, will also provide instruction during FTW. 2023 Fastener Training Weeks April 3-7 - Cleveland, OH August 21-25 - Chicago, IL December 4-8 - Los Angeles, CA TECHNICAL ARTICLE Certified Fastener Training Specialist (CFS) One-Day Classes For those unable to commit to a FTW but still want to work towards CFS designation, four one-day classes will be offered in 2023: June 8, July 13, August 17 and September 26, all in Los Angeles, CA. Classes focus on varied content including specifications and terminology, bolted joints, dimensional and material specifications, and quality assurance. Those who take part in a CFS designated one-day class are also eligible to participate in plant tours, held on Wednesdays, during any of the Fastener Training Weeks. Rob LaPointe is slated to teach each of these classes. Additional Classes And Online Learning Library More in-person classes and live webinars are planned throughout the year and on-demand learning is always available through FTI’s online learning library (OLL), with over 40 training videos, offering a great introduction to any of the Certified Fastener Specialist sessions. Reference materials and quizzes are included when available. Special Events FTI is looking forward to being in Nashville, TN on May 15 teaching Fastening 101 ahead of the start of Fastener Fair and in Las Vegas, NV on October 10 providing How Fasteners Work training during the International Fastener Expo. For detailed descriptions of classes, webinars and the Online Learning Library, or to join the newsletter, visit CONTINUED ON PAGE 120

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