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SATRA SAFT USA course dates announced

Bookings are now being taken for this forthcoming programme.

The next opportunity for delegates in the USA to learn on the internationally renowned SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist (SAFT) course is October 11th to 26th 2018. These sessions will be held in Costa Mesa, California, with modules covering six key areas of footwear production: lasts and fitting, materials and constructions, laboratory test procedures, product design and lean manufacturing, quality assurance and performance/risk assessment, and industrial footwear. Each module is taught in a two-day intensive training period, and comprehensive documentation is provided to support the lecture and practical sessions. Delegates to these sessions can take any or all of the modules being taught, and once the course has been completed, there is an opportunity later to take optional written examinations. Passes in a minimum of five chosen modules are required to receive SATRA SAFT accreditation. The SAFT award gives clear evidence that the recipient is a footwear technologist with a proven range of knowledge.

The recent UK SAFT course elicited positive feedback, including the following comments: “I learned a lot that I can take to my teams.” “I would say the overall course was well organised in terms of lecture room/presentation… the presenters explained well with patience when I asked questions.” “The presenters were enthusiastic and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the days when you mixed lectures with practical exercises.” “Everything was better than expected – the modules really fitted me both in my current world station and coming projects. The presentation was not stressed and all aspects could be covered.” “I’m very pleased with the overall content of the three modules I attended. It’s great that there was room for questions and discussions; for me, it’s a vital part of learning and understanding.” “I found the course informative and well organised. I also appreciate the lengths that were taken to cater for everyone’s dietary needs.”

SAFT training will also be held in Kettering, UK, between 12th and 27th November 2018.

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Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 10 of the May 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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