NACE International Wins Innovation Award for Technology Integration

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) (Herndon, Virginia, USA) has named NACE International as the recipient of its esteemed 2018 Innovation of the Year Award for Technology Integration.

The award recognizes the “best of the best” in technology integration and innovation, according to IACET officials.

“With the high-quality, competitive submissions the Awards Committee received, selecting the 2018 recipient was a significant challenge for the committee,” says Carol Martsoff, chair of the awards committee. “We congratulate and honor NACE International for its achievement.”

NACE International’s virtual training simulator program for its cathodic protection (CP) education is a 12-station virtual training program which allows students to refresh CP skills, keep up with current practical techniques, and prepare for CP classes and exams. The simulators enable students to work through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios that are encountered in a live CP environment.

“This award is especially gratifying as I believe the ability to integrate and leverage digital technology into our products and services is not just key to our future, but absolutely critical in the coming digital age,” says NACE CEO Bob Chalker. “The fourth industrial revolution is being driven by a fusion of technologies and is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. It is critical for NACE to be ready for this revolution. Being recognized for our innovation in education is a great indicator we are on the right path.”

The recognition also highlights the work of NACE’s education and information technology (IT) departments.

“A very large part of this award belongs to our IT team,” says Pam Nicoletti, director of education at NACE. “We are grateful to our IT team not only for their work on the simulators, but for the impressive technology and integration they bring to the organization every day.”

Award recipients were honored at a recent reception held at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA.

Source: NACE International,