b'TRAINING & EDUCATIONuatorsan Evaluator Training BootCTEF and NTCA are doing a great Camp, of sorts. Four intense train- job at working to improve this situ-ings have been held, each with 14ation, and I feel this is a great way evaluators-in-training: a mixture offor me to help.ContractorEvaluators(CEs)andEven though many of the IEs are evaluators who hail from manufac- technical representatives, the Boot turertechnicaldepartments;mostCampwasnowalkinthepark. were once tile installers themselvesEdCortopassiofMAPEIsaidhe (IndustryEvaluatorsorIEs).Thewas surprised by the intricate dif-goalistohave56evaluatorsbyficulty of the task especially time spring 2020. management when taking the CTI ExistingCEsgothroughanexam.CUSTOMsWhiteadded, update,tolearnthenewgradingWith over 240 cuts in the certifi-system. They had already taken thecation test, you better have a plan CTIexamthemselvestobecomethat factors in the time allotted to evaluators.Butthenewrecruitscomplete. gothrougharigorouscurriculumForLaFleur,Thetoughestpart thatincludestakingtheCTItestof Boot Camp was actually taking themselves.theCTItest,hesaid.Igrewa Manymanufacturersaresup- new-foundrespectforthosewho portingthisprogram.CUSTOM decided to participate in this value-add program because it aligns with ourcommitmenttoindustrysup-port through quality installation by our industries, said Will White, of CustomBuilding Products.David LaFleurofwedi, added, I agreed to become an evalu-ator as I saw it as a greatopportunity Will White, topromotequali-Custom Buildingfiedlaborinthe Products tile industry. I was honoredwhen wedi chose me as their representa-tivetothisprogram. Thetradeis suffering as a whole right now dueCUSTOM was one of the sponsors for the to the lack of qualified labor. Thetraining event.80TileLetter | March 2020'