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NTCA to sponsor DOL-approved Apprenticeship Programs

Wow, I can’t believe that Total Solutions Plus was October and we will soon be into the holidays! In case you weren’t able to...

Utilizing tile industry standards

There have been a few recent online discussions about the need to educate tile setters on industry standards, and in some cases, educate those...

Dragonfly Tile and Stone Works: Investing in the next generation of craftspeople and artisans

“We don’t want to train tile setters. We want to train the next generation of true craftspeople and artisans. We want to provide them...

W2 or 1099 worker classification: which will you choose and why?

NTCA University helps employees determine the differences of each worker classification Based on conversations that I am having with members, it sounds like everyone is...

LATICRETE Founds Henry B. Rothberg Endowed Scholarship to Benefit Future Skilled Workers

Leading manufacturing company commits $25,000 to students enrolled in the masonry craft specialization program at American College of Building Arts   September 5, 2018, Bethany, Conn....

Belknap White Group has huge success with thin tile training event

The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors and an NTCA associate member, recently hosted a full day of hands-on,...

Estimating courses are in development

As I have stated in previous articles, we have a lot of new members and they are looking for help with their businesses. If...

The First Ever CTI Challenge – Coverings 2018

Did you have a chance to witness the first ever CTI Challenge? It took place during Coverings 2018 in the Installation Experience space, pitting...

Tailoring apprenticeship programs to suit your company

If you attended Coverings this year, you may have noticed a common theme was the desire/need for education. So it should come as no...

Inventive Oregon contractors form co-op apprenticeship program

Program kicks off September 2018 Creativity is afoot when it comes to training the next generation to enter the tile trade. Oregon tile contractors and...

Last chance to register for the Bostik Qualified Thin Porcelain Panel Installer Training Program on July 10-11 in Temecula, CA

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! July 10-11 @ the Bostik Tech Training Center in TEMECULA, CA. Attendees must register by 5 PM TODAY (MONDAY, 7/2). OPEN July 18-19 @ the...

THE BELKNAP WHITE GROUP’S THIN TILE TRAINING A HUGE SUCCESS

MANSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS – The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors and a NTCA associate member, recently hosted a full...

Riding Shotgun: two weeks on the NTCA Workshop trail

An occasional series by Connie Heinlein This month, we launch a new section: Training & Education. The intent of this section is to let you know...

Learning to use industry publications: ANSI manual and TCNA Handbook

When we first started to develop NTCA University, I reached out to several contractors for feedback on courses that their company needed. Several contractors...

Installation companies applaud benefits of NTCA University online courses

I am always asked how people are using the online NTCA University courses, how they like the courses, what type of feedback I am...

Learn more about NTCA University

Visit Becky Serbin at booth #8209 at Coverings Spring is in the air so that can only mean one thing…it’s time for Coverings. For those...

NTCA, industry sources support CEFGA Career Expo and SkillsUSA competition

On March 22 and 23, the local tile industry came together at the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia’s (CEFGA) Career Expo and SkillsUSA competition,...

Primer: format change at NTCA University

Three ways to find the courses you want I was going to dedicate this month to providing feedback from users but I have had so many...

New Facebook group established for Spanish-speaking tile installers/Se ha establecido una nueva página en Facebook para instaladores de habla hispana.

In NTCA’s continuing effort to promote information, education, camaraderie and networking among tile installers, NTCA’s Technical Trainer Luis Bautista recently established a Facebook page...

Chicago Floorcovering Association plans round table discussion on Floor Covering Installation Shortage

On February 22, 2018, the Chicago Floorcovering Association is planning a round table discussion as a first step in developing a task force to...
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