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CTEF joins Global GivingTuesday generosity movement on December 1st to support tile installation certification and education

CTEF will celebrate generosity on GivingTuesday 2020 by highlighting the opportunities available to provide education and installer certification programs for ceramic tile and stone industry professionals. GivingTuesday takes place December 1st, 2020.

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

Why GivingTuesday for CTEF?

For CTEF, GivingTuesday is about raising awareness and financial support for the ceramic tile and stone industry professional education and certification programs it offers. COVID-19 has severely threatened CTEF programs which have been rescheduled until 2021. During normal times, CTEF generates income through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees.

At the same time, if it weren’t for the strong community of passionately dedicated ceramic tile artisans, installers, suppliers and specifiers committed to elevating the standards and expectations for tile installations and the importance of Qualified Labor, CTEF would not exist. More specifically, this community sponsors, volunteers for, promotes, educates, hosts hands-on certification testing events, encourages participation, celebrates successes, and generally supports ongoing tile industry learning and excellence.

“I encourage everyone who values the critical importance of tile industry standards and the high expectations derived from them to participate in GivingTuesday,” says Scott Carothers, CTEF director of certification and training. “Share with your communities why you value tile industry education and certification programs such as those CTEF offers; explain what Qualified Labor means to you and encourage others to do the same.”

GivingTuesday History

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it is helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts.

GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities. “GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year,” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”

Learn More About GivingTuesday and CTEF

Those who are interested in joining CTEF’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org/donate-now. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org/blog/support-ctef-on-givingtuesday.

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