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Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Stone Industry Education Series

Oberlin, OH, January 14, 2020—The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 Stone Industry Education...

CTEF focuses on CTI evaluator training and finished tile work education sessions during TISE 2020

Pendleton, SC – During the International Surfaces Event (TISE) 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) which provides education...

NTCA previews changes to 2020 hands-on training programs

The new year is here, and so is the new NTCA training schedule. When it comes to training and education, NTCA’s two most popular...

NTCA sponsors CEFGA CareerExpo

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world's largest tile contractor association, is sponsoring the World of Tile Pavilion at the Construction Education Foundation...

NTCA Training Program – year-end wrap up

The NTCA Training Team has wrapped up another year of cross-country training. This year, the team taught 16 regional training programs and over 100...

Tile apprentice program starts its second year of success

It’s been a little over a year since the Oregon-Columbia Tile Trades Training Trust program kicked off. In its first year, this tile apprenticeship...

Defining apprenticeships

Several members have mentioned to me their apprentices, which led me to believe that they had a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)-registered apprenticeship program....

UofCTS announces new course

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) just released the new "The Complete Guide on Developing Tile & Stone Specifications with Architects" course. This course provides...

Chanel Carrizosa CTI #1380: promote qualified labor first

Icon Tile & Design to sponsor a female tile setter’s CTI exam In October 2017, Chanel Carrizosa of Icon Tile & Design (icontileanddesign.com) in Kirkland,...

Let’s do this! #BecomeaCTI

There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation’s (CTEF) Certified Tile Installer (CTI) testing program. As a newcomer...

NTCA National Apprenticeship Guidelines provide career road map in the tile trade

NTCA simplifies DOL-approved “earn as you learn” opportunity  If you’ve been in the tile industry for any length of time, you know one of the most...

Community involvement pays off in ace new hire

C.C. Owen Tile Company works with area schools to promote the trade, and scores promising new talent Rod Owen of C.C. Owen Tile Company in...

Regional training events – one of NTCA’s best member benefits

Often tile contractors ask me about training opportunities. I tell them about NTCA University, webinars, workshops, and regional events. While all of our educational...

Heidi Cronin Hired as CTEF Industry Liaison and Promotions Director

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is pleased to announce that Heidi Cronin, previously President of The Cronin Company, has joined CTEF as the...

Oregon installer fine-tunes his skills with certification

  Brian Stephens, owner of Brian Stephens Tile, Inc., in Bend, Ore., has been in the trade since 1993. Ten years after starting his own...

Craftsman lives his passion by training youth

Jonathan Burton got his start in the trowel trades the way many did in the 1970s. Unlike most of his 13 siblings, and despite...

NTCA Training Experience 2019: a new approach to educate, train and inform

In 2018, our training department, led by NTCA Training Director Mark Heinlein and supported by NTCA Technical Trainers Robb Roderick, Scott Carothers and Luis...

NTCA Regional Training programs educate and inspire

In 2018, NTCA rolled out its program of Regional Training events, with special programs designed for its NTCA Five-Star Contractor Members.  In the late fall,...

Estimating small residential projects: available online at NTCA University

New residential and light commercial estimating course on the horizon for 2019 As we are getting closer to the holidays and people are taking time...

Visalia Ceramic Tile honored for apprenticeship training

In October, NTCA Five-Star Contractor Visalia Ceramic Tile (VCT) was awarded the UpSkill Tulare County Award from the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board on...
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