The Paton Welding Journal, 2013, #2, 53-55 pages
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR TRAINING OF WELDING PERSONNEL IN UKRAINE
Inter-Industry Training and Attestation Centre of the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU, Kiev, Ukraine
Stages of formation of the qualification system of Ukraine for training of welding personnel, which is harmonised with educational programs of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and European Welding Federation (EWF), are described. The unified qualification system in Ukraine is recognised by the European and International accreditation bodies. The 10 years' experience in training of domestic specialists is available. Over 200 specialists were educated following different IIW programs for a number of leading enterprises. An important task for the future is to form the harmonised certification (attestation) system for welding personnel from welder to engineer, which should be unified for all the IIW member countries. It is planned to develop the system of compulsory advanced training for all levels of the personnel, based on the one- or two-week courses with periodicity of 2Д3 years. The Training Centre of the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute has all possibilities to widen the list of the programs for periodic advanced training of technicians and engineers. 5 Tables, 1 Figure.
training of personnel, qualification systems, welding personnel, attestation and certification, education centre