ST. LOUIS, MO – The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its 2015 technical education schedule, including new workshop topics and locations. The NWFA also has welcomed 39 Partners in Education program members.

“NWFA and its Partners succeeded in 2014 in more than doubling attendance at its training events,” said Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President of Education & Certification. “We are excited to continue growing the educational opportunities we offer professionals of all backgrounds in the industry. We project a significant increase in attendance again in the coming year, and plan to conduct close to one million hours of instruction.”

Joining the progressive-skill schools that range from the Principles of Wood Flooring to Master Craftsman training, are new offerings such as the Father/Youth class, Concrete Preparation for Installation, and Retail Sales Certification Training & Testing.

One-day educational workshops and four-day skill-level schools will be offered in 14 cities from coast to coast. NWFA headquarters in St. Louis, E.J. Welch Company in Chicago, and Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga., will serve as training centers. NWFA distributor members will host the remaining workshops in locations throughout the U.S. for convenience to students.

The full list of workshops and locations is available at www.nwfa.org/tech-ed-schedule.aspx.

The Partners in Education are essential for the success of NWFA’s training programs. They provide additional expertise as instructors, invest time and donate materials. Of the 39 participating manufacturers in the program, seven are designated as Premium Partners. They are: 3M, AdvanTech, BONA US, Bostik, MAPEI Corporation, Somerset Wood Products, and Weyerhaeuser Company.

For information about contributing as an NWFA Partner in Education, email tricia.swindoll@nwfa.org or call 800.422.4556.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 2,700 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success.

The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at www.nwfa.org.

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