INSTALL, in support of FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announces the winner of the 2016 INSTALL Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship. Developed to support installation managers’ continued training and professional development, the scholarship has been awarded to John Kasper. Employed by INSTALL Warranty Contractor Groome Floor Coverings Inc., the $1,225 scholarship provides the opportunity for Kasper to successfully complete the CIM training.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with INSTALL to elevate installation managers’ skills through the scholarship program,” said Kelly Fuller, director of education, FCICA. “It speaks to INSTALL and its members’ commitment to improving industry standards and their skill sets.”
Judging criteria for the scholarship program included:
- Employer needs to be an INSTALL contractor
- Reason for requesting the training
Judges for the scholarship program included Fuller as well as John McGrath, executive director of INSTALL and Tom Lutz, marketing director of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters/ director of INSTALL Michigan. “Kasper was awarded the CIM training scholarship because he embodies a high level of commitment to INSTALL practices and ways of doing things,” said Lutz.
Kasper, a dispatcher of 15 installers stated, “Through this opportunity I will be able to improve my skill set to better meet project management needs of the journeymen as well as my company as a whole.”
His merit is built on his completion of the INSTALL apprenticeship program, earning an INSTALL Resilient Certification and a range of experience over the past 25 years which demonstrates his ability to embrace career-long training. McGrath added, “This is our second year for the scholarship program and we will continue to encourage professional development through this educational opportunity in the years to come.”