Since IIS has been founded, education and training has been an essential activitiy.
The first course run in IIS was the “specialization course for Engineers and Technologists” (1952). This course has been updated through the years, until it has been included as a whole in the EWF and IIW courses for personnel with responsibilities for welding coordination activities, as a result of the international harmonization process in the filed.
Since then, education and training offered by IIS has been growing in the extent, covering almost all welding and related technologies.
Being strictly linked with the industrial world is one of the most appreciated features of IIS education and training activities; as a matter of fact, technological transfer of industrial experience of the IIS Group and of industrial best practices is a part of the IIS mission. This is achieved also through the on filed experience of teachers and instructors involved, as it is transmitted through the courses.
Similar attention is paid to the education and training materials, which include customised reference textbooks and presentations, a large number of representative specimens and richness of equipment as per quantity and quality.
The activities are carried out under the several authorisations and acknowledgements, such as:
- Authorised Training Body (ATB) EWF and IIW,
- Examination centre according to ISO 9712
- Training school acknowledged by the European Space Agency (ESA)
- KHC: for certification of auditor/lead auditor, according to ISO 9001, ISO14001 and BS OHSAS 18001
and many more.