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NTCA Endorses Online Training Courses by UCTS

Posted on 15 April 2016 by cradmin

The National Tile Contractors Association has officially endorsed the core curriculum of the University of Ceramic, Tile and Stone (UCTS) to allow aspiring tile and stone industry professionals to gain the correct knowledge and skills without necessarily leaving the confines of their current jobs. Structured to be delivered online, UCTS is currently offering three online courses that can be completed within 14 days. These include Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile, Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone and Tile Installer Thin-set Standards Verification Course. 

The basic tile and stone courses are geared towards salespeople in the tile and stone industry to equip them with the correct knowledge about industry standards, stone and tile technical information and the different sales techniques for such products. The ITS Verification course is geared to setters, installers and finishers, and reportedly equips them on industry standards, manufacturers’ requirements and best practices on the installation of tiles.

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The National Tile Contractors Association Recognizes Industry Leaders

Posted on 18 December 2015 by cradmin

NTCA Tile Person of the Year Jan HohnThe National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) awarded the 2014 Tile Person of the Year Award to Jan Hohn of Hohn & Hohn of St. Paul, Minn. Jan is the third woman to receive this award during the six decades it has been presented. For more than 20 years, Jan has worked tirelessly as a one person, high-end residential tile and stone installation company. She dedicated herself to the trade, serving as President of CASTA (Twin Cities Local Tile Contractors Association), NTCA Board Member, NTCA Technical and Methods and Standards Committee Member and most recently, as Chairperson of the NTCA’s Training and Education Committee. Jan was the first woman to become a Certified Tile Installer by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation in 2009. Jan’s attention to detail, artisanship, knowledge and commitment to the industry have earned her the NTCA Five Star Contractor certificate.
Joe A Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award - Eric AstrachanEric Astrachan, Executive Director of the Tile Council of North America, received the Joe A Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is offered to a leader in the tile and stone industry who dedicates his/her career to advancing the trade. Eric made significant contributions to the industry by incorporating both Canada and Mexico into the Association, developing the Green Squared program and the expanding the TCNA Handbook and ANSI Standards. His passion for creating unity is exemplified by the Tile Council becoming an even stronger partner in the NTCA, CTDA, TCAA, CTEF and the Tile Heritage Foundation. Eric is an integral part of Total Solutions Plus, which brings together all industry associations for meetings, creating unique industry networking events and leadership conferences. Joe Tarver was in attendance to participate in Eric’s recognition.
You may also be interested in this article about submitting an entry to Coverings 2016 Installation & Design awards.

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