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Marine Composites & Gelcoat Repair Program in London, Ontario, Canada

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Established in 1996 and located at London-Ontario, Advanced Composites Training (ACT) has been instructing accredited courses in the applied technologies of composites manufacturing, tooling, maintenance, structural repair and non-destructive inspection. ACT’s training operations being audited by the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA), and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

All ACT courses have been designed to provide composite industries technicians, both novice and experienced, with the right mix of theory and hands-on instruction. ACT Trainees return to the shop floor with new skills, new knowledge, increased confidence and inspired insight to the most cost effective and efficient methods to complete their tasks.


ACT On-Site provides training services tailored to meet our customer’s unique requirements, in their own facilities, while still meeting with all the certificate standards. ACT instructors are all highly accomplished professionals in their fields of expertise. They also have decades of experience in leading technology Automotive Composites applications and state-of-the-art Marine Repair and manufacturing.

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Training Programs




Marine Composites & Gelcoat Repair Program

  • Marine Composites & Gelcoat Repair (MCGR) (5 days): This course provides an exceptional overview of the both the essential and advanced methods, technologies, equipment, materials and processes involved in the repair and modification of composite boats of all sizes. The latest materials technologies utilizing glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid fiber (Kevlar) and polyethylene-based fabrics will be applied during the hands-on shop exercises in the course.
  • Polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin systems will be demonstrated and used in the shop. Lectures supported by PowerPoint and video presentations will be provided each day as will shop exercises that challenge the trainee to perform complex repairs that are vacuum bagged and cured with heat control.

Last Updated: June 27, 2021