Teachers and Students Agree ...pleased with the curriculum as developed but students will benefit from more hands-on that will be worked into future presentations.
The SMA Stair School is well underway with the first course, the fruition of a year long effort and hundreds of volunteer hours. Stay tuned for the "How they did it" email and how you can take advantage of this training opportunity in the future.
Teachers and Students discuss the basic post positions, starting, landing - rake to rake, landing - rake to level, and landing - level (balcony).
More than a year's effort lead by Robert Aulicky, Education Committee Co-Chair will result in the welcoming of the first students to the Level I Balustrade Course - Pilot Class. This is the first class to be offered of several courses slated for curriculum development by the SMA Education Committee. In addition to 6 students three teachers will participate. This is a mile marker in the SMA's goal to provide valued education to grow our members businesses and our industry. Watch for additional classes to be scheduled soon in other locations.
If your going to IWF you need to join us Thursday Evening Aug 23rd for our traditional trip to the all you can eat Brazilian Steakhouse. It is a great opportunity to meet up with everyone from the Stair industry that's in town. Just email email@example.com for the details and let us know how many will be with you.
This workshop promises to be one of, if not the largest, most well-attended workshop the SMA has organized. Loudoun Stair is a very diverse stair company and centrally located to the largest concentration of our membership. With Airport Shuttle provided by the hotel and Bus transportation from the hotel to the shop included this will be economical to attend as well. Sorry but attendance is capped so be warned and don't miss this one... REGISTER EARLY!
Last chance to Apply. Applications are due by Aug 5. Only one spot remains. This is a great opportunity to participate in the first class and is being offered at half price. APPLY HERE
Be sure to submit your Application by August 6th
The SMA Education committee is currently reviewing possible venues for the first class of the Level I Balustrade Installation Course. The initial class size will be limited in size to assure quality. Students must be sponsored by an SMA member. A student application form will be available soon and will be emailed to all SMA contacts within approximately two weeks. Any interested candidates and their sponsors must submit the application form to be considered for acceptance. The education committee will review and choose the students for the initial Class to be held in late August.
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Thanks to all who played a role in making the 30th anniversary conference of the SMA in Santa Fe a huge success. We incorporated a greatly enriched education program and schedule of alternate activities. Attendance was up 62% and our number of exhibits more than doubled.
In the days ahead we will start planning for 2019 at the Lido Key Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL April 24-27. The valued comments from both those that attended the Santa Fe Conference and those that did not will help us improve our meetings and events. Please watch for a short survey landing in your email later this week.
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