The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) has released the introductory course of its Production & Quality School (PQS) program in Spanish.

PQS I covers the basic body of knowledge that all employees need to be successful at a precast concrete plant. The course, offered online, is a comprehensive program devoted to addressing the key fundamentals of producing quality precast concrete.

Developed by veteran industry experts, PQS I details each critical step of the concrete production process from start to finish, including batching and mixing, reinforcement, production practices and quality control. It also is the first step industry employees take in achieving the Master Precaster® designation, earned through completing a precast-specific training curriculum on production, safety, technical, quality control and leadership.

The Spanish-language version of PQS I was meticulously translated to provide the same industry-leading education as the English-language version in both the lessons and testing.

“In response to industry demand, NPCA is excited to share the launch of PQS I in Spanish,” NPCA President and CEO Nick Rhoad said. “This will allow our members to make precast-specific training more accessible to their Spanish-speaking employees and strengthen the workforce in plants at the heart of building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure.”

Learn more about NPCA’s PQS and Master Precaster programs at

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