b'TRAINING & EDUCATIONChanel Carrizosa CTI #1380: promote quali ed laborrstIcon Tile & Design to sponsor a female tile setters CTI examInOctober2017,Chanelour price at a premium, and we try CarrizosaofIconTile&Designto educate consumers, distributors/(icontileanddesign.com)insuppliersabouttheimportanceof Kirkland,Wash.,wasprofi ledasusing CTIs to level the playing fi eld, one of TileLetters Women in Tile.sincemanyreferralsarerelation-Shesbeeninthebusinesssinceship-based as opposed to promot-1996,butstartedIconwithhering qualifi ed labor fi rst. husband in 2000. Carrizosapreparedforthetest In the story, she declared she wasbymakingsurehertoolswere planningtotestfortheCertifi edready and in good working order. TileInstaller(CTI)credentialthatI wanted to make sure I was com-year, after reading about it on thefortable, and had a good playlist to FacebookgroupsTileGeeksandlisten to keep me going throughout Global Tile Posse. the day, she said. Prior to the test, Flash forward to CTI #1380, and theIhadgreatencouragementand history is clearCarrizosa took thesupportfromShonParker,Kevin exam in Kent, Wash., at BedrosiansInsalato and Jason McDaniel.in 2017 and passed. Now both sheCarrizosafoundthewritten andhusbandJamen(CTI#1381)examtoberelativelyeasy,with hold the CTI credentials. its open-book format. I did fi nd it We heavily advertise about CTIto be very informative though and and the NTCA on our website, andlearnedhowandwhattosearch have incorporated [these] on busi- for, and why the information is so nesscards,shesaid.Wehopeimportant, she said. that having this credential will keepGoingintothehands-onpor-56 TileLetter | October 2019'