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AATA to Host First Ever All Women 10-week NDT Training Course
In keeping with their continued efforts to promote diversity and offer opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, the American Advanced Technical Academy (AATA) is presenting the first ever all-women NDT training course this July for those wishing to enter the NDT profession. The 10-week course is free for qualifying students and includes classroom and hands-on instruction in all the major NDT techniques. We are thrilled that twelve women have already signed up to attend. However, we need help to raise the funds necessary to cover their costs as well as provide additional funding to open the door for more attendees.

To help raise the funds, AATA is holding a fundraiser reception on July 5th at Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA). The event will be held from 4-8pm and the cost is $75 for regular admission. It is free for students.

In addition to admission costs, AATA is offering advertising and sponsorship opportunities for organizations and individuals looking to go above and beyond.

Advertising options include:
$1500 for small logo on shirt
$1500 for 1/2 page ad in program
$1000 for 1/4 page ad in program
$75 Sponsor a student attendee

Sponsorship tiers and availability are as follows:

$25,000+ MARIE CURIE LEVEL (2 available)
Nobel Prize Winner
All Women’s NDT Class named after your organization
Large logo on event t-shirt, website, signage
Included in social media and media campaigns
Exhibit booth, 10 tickets to reception
20-minute speech / presentation*
Program inside cover inclusion

$10,000 KATHERINE JOHNSON LEVEL (5 available)
NASA Physicist and Mathematician
Medium logo on event t-shirt, website, signage
Tabletop exhibit, 5 tickets to reception
15-minute speech/presentation*
Program half-page ad

$5,000 GRACE HOPPER LEVEL (10 available)
Computer Scientist and Navy Rear Admiral
Small logo on event t-shirt, website, signage
Tabletop exhibit, 2 tickets to reception
10-minute presentation*
Program quarter-page ad

$2,500 MAE JEMISON LEVEL (10 available)
First African-American Female to Explore Space
Tabletop exhibit, 1 ticket to reception
5-minute company overview*

Deadline for inclusion: June 15, 2018
*Presentations are optional

Please visit to register for the event and to donate. For additional questions, contact John Stewart, AATA Founder and Executive Director, at

Thank you for helping us in our continued efforts to make a brighter, safer world for all!

The American Advanced Technical Academy (AATA) is a Los Angeles-based 501c3 nonprofit. AATA's mission is to bring high quality basic and advanced NDT training to the industry at a price that is affordable; so everyone especially veterans, women, minorities and disenfranchised individuals can take advantage of the great professional opportunities offered in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).

AATA students receive Level I and Level II training in Radiography, Magnetic Particle, Penetrant, Ultrasonic Testing, UT Phased Array and Visual Testing, in addition to training in Computed Radiography and Radiation Safety with a foundation in NDT Math.

The AATA was founded when John Stewart decided to dedicate himself full-time to helping economically disadvantaged people and veterans struggling with poor job prospects secure fulfilling careers in his field. Stewart, who over the course of his twenty-year career in NDT has trained technicians for companies such as SpaceX, Goodrich Aerospace and Northrop Grumman, believes that by addressing inadequate STEM opportunities, one could empower youth and returning military veterans to fill the shortage of NDT professionals nationwide.