NRMCA Completes Offering of Online Technical Short Course

The NRMCA Concrete Technologist Training and Certification Program was offered between November 2 to 13 to 48 attendees. The course was administered online with 4 hours of sessions each day. Course content, including session recordings, were available to registrants through the NRMCA training portal. The course was taught by NRMCA's Gary Mullings, Karthik Obla and Colin Lobo, and and guest presenters Tony Schlagbaum with MBCC and Eric Misenheimer with Chandler Concrete.

Delivering this course online was challenging because of the considerable interaction that occurs in a face-to-face program. Attendees were given quizzes, review questions and polls to garner some interaction and assess their grasp of the content. Overall, the comments from attendees were positive on the online learning experience. Attendees were provided adequate time to study for the exams after completion of the course, which is not typical for face-to-face courses. Exams were administered through the online portal at a scheduled time and for a fixed duration. The certification results have been finalized and are being communicated to attendees. The NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 2 certification was obtained by 21 people and Level 3 by 15. The attendees are congratulated for going through the course and engaging in the learning process.

It is anticipated that another online course will be offered early in 2021; when annouced, the the information will be posted on the NRMCA website.

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