IS AUGUST 1, 2014.


Workforce Development Program


In partnership with the NACE Detroit Section, the NACE Foundation is hosting a back-to-back NACE Basic Corrosion Course and NACE CP Level 1 (Cathodic Protection Tester) Course in the Detroit area, FREE OF CHARGE, to veterans who are permanent residents of Michigan, meet our eligibilty requirements, and are accepted into the program.

WHAT: CP1 Tutorial (1 day) and 
CP 1 (Cathodic Protection Tester) Course (6 days)


September 27 - October 3 , 2014


Fort Custer
5163 Fort Custer Dr.
Augusta, MI 49012


There is a need today and in the future for trained corrosion professionals, ranging from technicians and inspectors to senior engineers. In addition, a 2007 industry study showed that about 44% of the current professionals in the corrosion workforce will retire in the next three to seven years, creating opportunities for both entry and advancement in the field.
 The CP 1--Cathodic Protection Tester Course is an intensive six-day course that provides theoretical knowledge and practical fundamentals for testing on both galvanic and impressed current CP systems. Course topics include basic electricity, electrochemistry and corrosion concepts, CP theory, CP systems, and CP field measurement techniques.
No previous training in corrosion control is required. These courses are open to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and is offered at no cost to the participants. Participants must attend the course for the entire duration of training. Participants who complete the courses will be eligible for reimbursement of mileage (up to 100 miles one-way) to and from the training site. Meals and accomodations will be provided at Fort Custer for all participants. More details will be provided to accepted participants one week prior to the beginning of the course.
Participants will be paired with an industry mentor who will serve to assist with answering questions, as well as counseling on career choices and networking opportunities. 
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • A permanent resident of the state of Michigan
  • Proof of honorable discharge from branch of service (DD214 or equivalent required) within the last 4 years, or active service with a national guard or reserve unit
  • Currently unemployed or employed in an unrelated field

  • All candidates are required to submit a completed application, including all requested attachments, prior to being considered for the program
  • Completed applications received by the NACE Foundation will be forwarded to a Selection Committee for review
  • Applicants will be notified in writing by the NACE Foundation upon acceptance into the program


If you are a veteran in Michigan who is interested in participating in the program, please fill out and return the Candidate Application:  Candidate Application (pdf).


If you are a NACE member in Michigan who is interested in mentoring a veteran, please review the Mentor Guidelines and then fill out and return the Mentor Application:  Mentor Guidelines and Application (pdf)       

If you would like to make a donation to support this program, please fill out and return a donor form, or contact the NACE Foundation.
Please return all completed applications to the NACE Foundation by fax: 281/228-6305, e-mail, or mail:
NACE International Foundation
Mission Detroit Program
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084
The NACE Foundation realizes that there are many agencies that assist the military on a temporary basis when they leave the service, but a plan needs to be in place that will help them sustain themselves after receiving the temporary assistance. A recession proof career in corrosion is one dynamic way in which to sustain a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. 



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