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By Becky Serbin
September 25, 2019
, By Becky Serbin
September 25, 2019

    When I first started developing courses for NTCA University, I assumed that my job would be developing educational content for NTCA University and presentations for our trainers. What I didn’t realize was that I needed to take a look at what...
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The NTCA Reference Manual – an essential industry publication

By NTCA Staff
September 18, 2019
, By NTCA Staff
September 18, 2019

  Working as the voice of tile contractors, NTCA supports and assists in the development of national industry standards and methods. In conjunction with the NTCA Technical Committee members, industry allies, and ceramic tile contractors,...
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Apprentice training: how could that be a bad thing?

By Chris Walker
September 11, 2019
, By Chris Walker
September 11, 2019
, By Chris Walker
September 11, 2019

  The U.S. Department of Labor recently approved the NTCA’s National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards. This is the result of years of work by people passionate about training and development for anyone interested in the art of...
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NTCA adds member value by offering new benefit program

By Bart Bettiga
September 04, 2019
, By Bart Bettiga
September 04, 2019

        For years, one of the biggest challenges associations have faced is finding insurance and investment options for members that are applicable in most states and offer real savings or discounts from local providers. As a trade association,...
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Installation demonstrations from Coverings [VIDEO]

By NTCA Staff
August 28, 2019
, By NTCA Staff
August 28, 2019
, By NTCA Staff
August 28, 2019

      Whether you were at Coverings or not, we know not everyone was able to attend all of the great live demonstrations. Luckily, we were able to capture two of them on video to share with anyone who missed them.
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OSHA: Blessing or bane?

By James Woelfel
August 21, 2019

    This week’s NTCA post comes from the August issue of TileLetter. It is a letter sent to the magazine’s editor Lesley Goddin.
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Qualified Labor Graphics (part 3)

By Avia Haynes
August 14, 2019
, By Avia Haynes
August 14, 2019

    Here is the third part of the Qualified Labor Graphics. In past posts, we have shared graphics on how the design process and the installation process work together and graphics on the industry organizations that work together to help create...
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How hard could it be?: Why qualified labor matters.

By Chris Walker
August 07, 2019
, By Chris Walker
August 07, 2019

    I’ve been finishing my basement $200 dollars at a time for the last few years. It’s more of a stress reliever than a dedicated project. For the benefit of all humanity, I have been able to confirm two absolute truths: Practice makes perfect.
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Qualified Labor Graphics (part 2)

By Avia Haynes
July 31, 2019
, By Avia Haynes
July 31, 2019

    We hope you enjoyed last week’s graphics, Qualified Labor Graphics (part 1). If you missed the post, those graphics focused on how the design process and the installation process work together.
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How NTCA University sparked the NTCA apprenticeship program

By Becky Serbin
July 24, 2019
, By Becky Serbin
July 24, 2019

    As we are now fully into the dog days of summer, I have to say it was a great end to spring at NTCA. We officially received our tile finisher and tile setter National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards from the Department of Labor (DOL)!
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