Career Development

NACE Career Development:

Advancing your career through industry leading education

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Michael MacDonald

Michael MacDonald

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA

NACE Coating Inspector Program Level 3 Certified, and NACE Instructor, Technical Services Manager - Americas at PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

"I wish I had taken the NACE Coating Inspector Program classes earlier in my career because in the last 7-plus years, I have had several roles from technical sales representative, to technical service representative, to infrastructure segment manager, to today. For each role, I have held at PPG, my experiences and knowledge gained from the NACE Coating Inspector Program have provided me the ability to keep reaching for the next challenge.

The level of respect from peers is something that cannot be underestimated, especially as many of the leaders in our industry retire."

Truong Phu Khanh

Truong Phu Khanh

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

NACE Cathodic Protection Tester Certified, Non Destructive Testing Inspector and CP Engineer at TTAsia Company Ltd.​

"When I graduated from university, I joined a company working on NDT fields. After two years, my company got several jobs relating to the corrosion industry, and our clients required CP certification, so my company sent me to a CP1 course. That's the reason why I know NACE and I began to get into the corrosion industry.

Now I have 2 years of experience in cathodic protection. My job is very interesting and I love to work on CP projects. I will definitely attend the next CP courses, from CP2 to CP4. These are my goals."

Frank Slezak

Frank Slezak

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 3 with Bridge and Marine Specialties and Cathodic Protection Tester Certified, VP Director of Construction Services at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

"I have worked in the corrosion industry for almost 20 years. My NACE certifications have advanced my career and helped me meet and network with peple in a very select industry. I would recommend that if you have a passion for coatings and work hard and enjoy heights, follow with a NACE career. The opportunities are endless.

My job includes managing and hiring coating inspectors, managing contracts, marketing, coating inspection, failure analysis, specifications review, and contractor submittal review. When we hire inspectors, the pool of inspectors is slim. NACE certified professionals do stand out in terms of their training, knowledge, and skillset. They are prepared, professional, ​and know their job duties, and if they have questions - being NACE certified - they have a network to help."

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NACE Career Development: Without comparison

NACE students and instructors will attest that nothing compares to how NACE Career Development has shaped their professional lives. From the course content, certification requirements, and qualified instructors, to the lifelong networking opportunities and the career paths NACE programs help define, choosing NACE Career Development means you've joined an elite group that has earned their certifications and has marketable and applicable job skills and knowledge.

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