Shot Peening Achievement Exams: A Review

Author:  Kumar Balan, Empire Abrasive Equipment
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 31, Issue 1, Winter 2017
Doc ID:  2017003
Year of Publication:  2017
Every expert was once a beginner and every expert had to pass many tests to achieve such a high level of competency. That said, a casual google search on “fear of exams” came back with 21,100,000 results in 0.52 seconds! For most of us, a formal examination is thankfully a distant memory. As the 25th US Shot Peening and Blast Cleaning Workshop was coming to an end, certain emotions were perceptible among the students. They ranged from anxiety, curiosity, nervousness, and of course, a reasonable sense of accomplishment since more than two days of information had been thrust upon them, earning them a Certificate of Attendance. Many of the students would be taking the EI Achievement Exams. This review will help attendees of future shot peening training programs prepare for the exams. The exams are meant not only to add to existing memorabilia in your work space, but also to inform your peers that you are a trusted knowledge base for the peening process.

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