This month we've been lucky enough to be paired up with Jarrus Mitchell and his team from NDE Institute. After a few meetings with Jarrus, it became apparent that NDE Institute is a must have client for the Technology Incubator.
NDE Institute is a company owned by Rock Hill native, Jarrus Mitchell. Jarrus owns his own non-destructive testing firm called Integrity Special Inspections which began in New York. One of his first jobs was working on the post 9/11 project, Freedom Towers where he inspected the structure ensuring the safety and structural integrity of the building. After a few years of working in the field of non-destructive testing, Jarrus noticed a huge gap in the education and certification side of non-destructive testing. This led to the opening of NDE Institute, a school for training non-destructive inspectors and putting them directly into the field.
What else is exceptional about NDE Institute? It's ability to transform the lives of people who might not have the best opportunities presented to them. Their 6 month training program gives you certifications in all of the essential methodologies of non-destructive testing. Even better is that it comes at an incredibly low cost and leads you to an extremely high return on your investment.
NDE Institute teaches the classes twice a week and has seen immense success from his graduates -- some of them earning as much as $60,000/year upon graduating from the program. Not only that, but Jarrus' other company, Integrity Special Inspections, recently became part of the Apprenticeship Program by the US Department of Labor. This means he'll be able to give some of his exceptional students and graduates real experience by working through his inspection firm.
We're really excited to be working with Jarrus Mitchell and his team to help his business grow. Not only is this a huge win for the Technology Incubator, but it's a win for Knowledge Park and all of Rock Hill's residents. There are new career opportunities being created everyday in our community thanks to companies like NDE Institute.