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It's #GivingTuesday! #BecomeaCTI

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Heidi Cronin

Heidi Cronin

It's #GivingTuesday! #BecomeaCTI

Today, December 3rd is the day. It's happening! It's #GivingTuesday and we're celebrating #BecomeaCTI. Will you participate? Will you join this Global movement with us to raise funds and awareness for the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Program

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What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday represents a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe (almost 60 countries) mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities.

The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet. Think generosity going viral.

#GT_logoGivingTuesday represents a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $400 million was raised online in 2018 to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Why GivingTuesday for CTEF?

For CTEF, GivingTuesday is about raising awareness and financial support not just for the ceramic tile and stone industry professional programs it offers, but also appreciation for the strong community of passionately dedicated ceramic tile artisans, installers, suppliers and specifiers committed to elevating the standards and expectations for tile installations and the importance of Qualified Labor.

CTEF - Qualified Labor, Certification, Tile Industry Recognized

As it specifically relates to the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program, this community sponsors, volunteers for, promotes, educates, hosts hands-on testing events, encourages participation, celebrates successes and generally supports ongoing tile industry learning and excellence.

>> Learn about CTEF Sponsors

>> Read the The Certified Tile Installers Credo

>> Check out some of the CTI hands-on test host locations

How CTEF Is Participating in #GivingTuesday

CTEF will highlight the passionate community we have touched as a result of providing education and installer certification for ceramic tile and stone industry professionals. We invite all those interested in supporting CTEF to donate in support of our mission.

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Amazing Qualified Labor!

If you subscribe to the CTEF Blog, you've read some of the stories of those who have become Certified Tile Installers and how passion for tile installation excellence drives them to constantly challenge themselves to be better. 

If you haven't, be sure to check out the CTEF Facebook feed today.

Passionate Tile Industry Contributors!

Yes, you meet them at tile industry trade shows and conventions. They generously share their passion to encourage the next generations to get involved. They participate in committees and working groups to improve the industry. We consider them tile superheroes.

Check out some of these articles:

>> How Qualified Tile Contractors Participate in the NTCA Technical Committee

>> How Cox Tile Guides Success of Coverings Installation Design Showcase

>> What About Tile Apprenticeships and Vocational Schools?

>> The First Ever CTI Challenge - Coverings 2018

The CTI Challenge with Qualified Labor

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Are you familiar with the Coverings Installation Design Projects?

Lobbies, Bars and Stores

>> Sustainable Tile, Expert Installation Make for Spa Lobby by Healing Environments

>> Wood Plank Tile Creates Fun Vibe for Architecture is Fun’s Hotel Lobby

>> Thin Tile Installation Expertise Creates Clubhouse Bar & Lounge

>> Synergy Between Ceramic Tile Installation and Design? Critical Says Alena Capra

>> When Expert Tile Installers and Designer Create a Retail Space at Coverings16

Tile Industry experts at the Coverings Tiny House installation

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The Tiny House Series

>> J&R Tile's Erin Albrecht Talks Tile in a Tiny House

>> Tile Inspires West Michigan Tiny House by The Georgia Pear Interiors

>> Dan Welch Talks About the West Michigan Tiled Tiny House

>> Tile Accentuates Mid-Century Tiny Home Design: Kim Lewis at Coverings17

>> Visalia Ceramic Tile's Sam Bruce Discusses Tiling a Tiny Home

>> Tiled Vitruvian Tiny House by BlueTreeHome's Nikki Vega Mimics Nature

>> Coverings CG Villa Features Beautiful Tile Tiny Home Solution

>> Coverings Luxe Cottage Accentuates Details with Tile

>> Visalia Ceramic Tile Installs Luxe Cottage at Coverings18

>> Coverings 2018 Welcomes DW Sanders to Installation Design Showcase

Support CTEF's passionate tile industry community

The Installation Experience

>> Brad Denny CTI #1190 Discusses Hidden Oasis Tile Installation

>> CC Owen Tile Company Talks Tile Installation Excellence at Coverings

#BecomeaCTI

We're only skimming the surface of the talent, passion, and dedication of those involved in the tile industry...

How You Can Participate in #GivingTuesday #BecomeaCTI

Here's how you can participate and support all who help make CTEF and the CTI program the tile industry game-changer it is. We've boiled it down to three steps:

1. Donate to CTEF

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2. Share with your community

  • Explain why you participate in #GivingTuesday.
  • Explain what being a CTI means to you.
  • Encourage others to do the same

3. Include #BecomeaCTI and #GivingTuesday in your updates.

You can learn more about GivingTuesday and CTEF by readingSupport CTEF on #GivingTuesday.

Thank you!

We couldn't do it without you.

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Heidi Cronin

Written by Heidi Cronin

Heidi is the CTEF Industry Liaison and Promotions Director

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