International Card Manufacturers Association, a global non-profit association for card manufacturers, personalizers, and service providers, recently launched its password protected Basics of the Card Industry Training Program located on the ICMA Web site at [http://www.icma.com].
The program provides member company employees with a basic understanding of the history, breadth, and technical information about cards of all types including manufacturing, personalization, and application processes. Members of ICMA and their employees have free access to the training program.
Contents of the program include history, card markets, industry scope, card product categories, plastic card manufacturing, materials and components overview, post manufacturing, industry trade associations, and a glossary of industry terms.
“We wanted to develop an innovative program that would not only teach new employees of member companies about the card industry, but also familiarize those within the company that are not directly involved with the manufacturing or personalization process,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, executive director of ICMA. “The association’s goal is to enhance the program each year by expanding on a particular manufacturing process, such as chip card production and personalization.” For more information about the Basics of the Card Industry Training Program, or for information on becoming a member of ICMA, contact Lynn McCullough at (609) 799-4900; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ICMA Web site at [http://www.icma.com].
Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, ICMA is a non-profit association of plastic card manufacturers, personalizers and related industry participants. With more than 220 members globally, the ICMA acts as a clearinghouse for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of plastic cards.