Tilers rush to sign up to Schlüter’s Innovation Workshops

These one-day workshops, based at the market-leading firm’s Leicestershire head office, focus on detailed practical ‘hands-on’ training for tile specialists with each focusing on a different key area: Substrate Preparation, Shower and Wetroom Installation, Exterior Installations on Balconies and Terraces and Modular Screeds and Underfloor Heating.

Over 80 courses have been booked since the Innovation Workshops launched in mid-September and such has been their popularity that all dates for 2012 have been reserved with bookings being taken well into 2013.

Ian Knifton, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “We are extremely pleased with the initial success of our new Innovation Workshops, which provide detailed practical ‘hands-on’ training right here at our Leicester head office. Installers have been quick to recognise the benefits of attending, including an increase in knowledge and skills and the possibility of an increase in their earning potential, and as such all of our 2012 sessions are now fully booked.

“We’ve seen a real mixture of attendees across all four courses, including those who are experienced with our products who want to stay on top of their training and those who are just starting out with Schlüter and wish to learn more. This proves we are offering the right kind of practical training for a wide range of installers, which nicely complements our existing detailed theoretical training programmes.”

He adds, “We only have a limited number of places available at each session so would strongly encourage any other interested people to register now to secure their place for 2013.

At the end of each Innovation Workshop attendees are certificated by Schlüter-Systems for a period of two years. Once this period has elapsed they will be encouraged to attend a refresher course before being issued with further certification.

By maintaining a list of those installers who have completed each course, Schlüter-Systems will also be able to point prospective customers in the direction of those its know can handle their particular requirements. This will result in the successful installation of Schlüter-Systems products which in turn will safeguard the long-term integrity of the end-user’s installations.

For further information on the Innovation Workshops and benefit packages, please register at www.trainedwithschluter.co.ukor telephone 01530 813396 and speak to the Training Department.

The launch of the new innovation workshops from Schlüter-Systems comes just a year after the Schlüter Online Academy, the first elearning academy of its kind in the tiling industry, was crowned Best Innovation at The Tile Association Awards 2011. The complete online learning management system provides 24 hour access to a wealth of product and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, aimed at building the knowledge and confidence of people throughout the industry. For more information please visit www.elearningatschluter.co.uk.

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