Importance of On-going Training in the Rubber Industry

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Ongoing career training is important for any industry. But for the ever-changing, rapidly evolving rubber industry, continuing education is a must if you want to stay on top of your field.  As an employer, investing in rubber training courses for employees ensures your business stays ahead of industry trends and best practices. In an industry that shifts and changes so often, it is simply not enough to train employees once when hired, then never again. A well-trained staff is the foundation for your company’s success. Rubber technology courses create new skills and reinforce existing ones while trade magazines and networking opportunities help you and employees stay up to date on industry trends and events.

Rubber Industry Evolving

The rubber industry is ever-evolving. Since rubber was first used in ancient civilizations, the material science has been progressing. With every new innovation, the rubber industry shifts, adapting to its new conditions. The rubber industry has seen an increase in demand, particularly for tires, and a decline in the cost of end products. It’s probable that these shifts have affected your industry over time.  Staying up to date is important if you want to remain current in your field. Whether you are looking to learn about eco-friendly rubber trends, market conditions specific to your industry, or a new rubber technology, there are plenty of ways to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

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Ways to Stay Up to Date


Rubber World, published monthly, has been reporting on the rubber industry for over a century. Read Rubber World for up-to-date technical service information and guidance or producing high-quality, high-performing products. Inside Rubber, the official publication of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers. Read Inside Rubber for reporting on market trends, ARPM news, and new products and services. In addition, you’ll find information about industry benchmarks, insight into operational challenges, and discussion of management topics. 

Networking & Connecting with Others

Connecting with other rubber professionals is one of the best ways to ensure you stay current in your field. Exchanging ideas with peers leads to innovation, new developments, and new partnerships.  Stay up to date with networking events in your area by frequently checking event calendars Networking can also happen outside of formal events, so be ready with your business card. You never know when you might make a new connection that leads to your next great idea or project!

Classes & Courses

Of course, the most direct route for continuing your training and furthering your rubber education is to enroll in rubber training courses. The best courses will leave you with a new level of understanding and a new perspective on the rubber industry. You can find rubber industry continuing training on just about any topic. If there’s something you’re looking to learn, chances are, there’s a course for you! 

Training Courses

Ready to advance your industry knowledge? ACE Laboratories has teamed up with the ACS Rubber Division to provide virtual trainings and webinars during the current COVID-19 pandemic. ACE also provides customized training designed specifically for your company.  For more information on our iLearn training courses, contact us today!

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