Looking for a fiberglass school in the Pacific NW

Discussion in 'Education' started by Spudboat, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Spudboat
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    Location: Idaho

    Spudboat New Member

    Hi, I live in Idaho, and I'd like to go past my self-taught skills, so I decided I need to go to a school that teaches everything from material use, safety, and handling, to laying glass/resin properly, to vacuum bagging, to making molds for anything from boat hulls to specialized parts.

    So far, I have found nothing on Google. The last time I heard of a school that could teach me the skills I mentioned above, was in Kennewick, WA. I never found it because the yellow pages site is full of misinformation.

    Thanks in advance.

    PS I'd prefer to find a school near a major city, if that's possible.
     
  2. redreuben
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    Spud,
    I'm not American so I have no real info for you but perhaps try asking some of your larger materials suppliers or manufacturers ?
     
  3. Spudboat
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    Spudboat New Member

    Found a couple!

    I nearly forgot about this thread. :) Long story short, North Idaho College has recently joined the composites training programs. While they do focus on the Aerospace market, I could easily switch this training to hull and accessory design for watercraft.

    Everett Community College was another college I found, which is a hop, skip, and a jump on the Pacific-Washington coast.

    So I should be good to go.
     
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