The Canadian Plastics Sector Council in Ottawa, a human resources organization for plastics processing, released its newest Certifi ed Plastics Practitioner Program, aimed at blown fi lm. It's the fourteenth national standard for worker skills and follows certifi cation programs for profi le and fi lm extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding. Training standards for thermoforming, composites, rotomolding, and fabricating are being developed. Cost per test is C$20. Workers must be Canadian residents with a highschool degree or equivalent and one year of related work experience-or no degree and two years' experience. Workers download test forms from www. cpsc-ccsp.ca, fi ll in the self-evaluation, and send the form to three people they work with, who also rank their skills. The CPSC then audits the forms to determine that the evaluation is fair, and the worker either gets certifi ed (good for three years) or sees where he or she needs more training. Tel: (888) 248-6589 . www.cpsc-ccsp.ca
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