By the end of their program, HQPs, that is, graduated students and postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) enrolled in the oN DuTy! Program will benefit from additional training with the goal of: “… increasing the supply of highly qualified personnel (HQP) who are “employer-ready” and can generate immediate results after graduation, improving job readiness as an immediate benefit to the industrial employer.”
There three main areas of training:
- NDT-1 – Industrial Internship (II): HQP’s will spend part of their time (20 % minimum) in the industrial partner’s premise it will be established as a 1-credit mandatory course.
- NDT-2 – Professional Skills (PS): There are two schemes proposed by each university and pre-approved by the oN DuTy! Program Committee: (1) local university courses, and (2) MITACS Step Workshops. These courses correspond to 3-credit.
- NDT-3 – Technical Skills (TS): Traditional and emergent NDT material and formalized as a one 3-credit course called NDT-3. These courses will be delivered directly by the academic applicants during day 2 and 3 of the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Prerequisite training (basic NDT, materials, damage processes, assemblies) will be offered on-line before the AGM. Each HQP will be offered a student exchange in his/her co-supervisor institution to provide multi-modal NDT hand-on training facility thereby gaining new TS skills, new ideas, and added experience.