Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School Week: Online Glass Training and Internships

A lot of schools have been back in session for weeks now, but in Northern Virginia, today is the first day back.  Students spent Labor Day weekend packing their bags, making their lunches, and sharpening their pencils.

Now that kids are back in school, it's time for YOU to focus on your continuing education.  The NGA and WDDA have several educational opportunities to ensure that you are prepared for your future in the glass and window and door indsutries.  View the NGA education and training programs and training available through the WDDA. And now there is a new opportunity for people entering the glass industry - your future coworkers and employees.

Today the NGA announced an alliance with Education To Go (ed2go).  This alliance will make NGA and WDDA online training and certification programs to be available to students at more than 1,900 colleges, universities, community organizations, and other education providers across the United States.

ed2go has officially launched three Career Training Programs: Certified Auto Glass Technician, Certified Architectural Glass Technician, and Certified Window and Door Installer.  Students will now be able to purchase training on  MyGlassClass.com along with a 40-hour unpaid internship, a training manual, and a voucher for the NGA certification exam.

For more information on the the new program, view the ed2go site or the NGA press release.

Alyssa Kirkman
Sr. Manager, Association Services

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