Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center

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Professional Associations

The American Coatings Association ( is the national association that serves the paints and coatings industry and the professionals in the field. There are many regional associations that serve their own local regions. The associations serving the western region are

Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT):
Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology (GGSCT):
Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT):
Arizona Society for Coatings Technology (ASCT)

These professional associations offer discounted or free membership to students and are great resources for information about the industry and opportunities for internships and employment.


Curious about the Paints & Coatings Industry or about the life of a coating professional? Looking for career advice? Connect with mentors from industry on Cal Poly Career Connections and join the Western Coatings Technology Center group.

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For available internship opportunities, please contact Dr. Ray Fernando at 

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