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Our mission statement is, “The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies.”

Although our efforts in year’s past has been targeted at individuals already in the industrial finishing industry, we have recently become very focused on educating students in high school, technical school or college about the many career opportunities within the industrial finishing industry. These opportunities exist with finishing end users (companies applying a coating) and suppliers of finishing related products and services.

This section of the CCAI website is designed to supply students with a general understanding of the industrial finishing industry. Be sure to view our Careers in Finishing video below that provides an overview of our industry.

CCAI also provides students with a detailed career path strategy. These strategies are highlighted in our Careers in Finishing brochure, which includes information about specific career opportunities and availability of scholarships (accepting applications beginning January 1, 2017).

In addition, this website allows for a student to become a member of CCAI at a nominal cost of $20 per year. Your membership offers you discounts on training manuals, national educational seminars and at local chapter events. You can learn more about specific chapter events by clicking on the Chapters and/or Events button on our home page.

Be sure to share this website information with your counselors and friends.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to CCAI staff at any time with questions.  We’re here to help you discover what a great industry awaits you!