Flashback Friday | Benefits Series | Supporting Continuing Education to Build the Fenestration Industry Workforce
Have you participated in an AAMA webinar yet? Over the last several years, the webinar program has had continuous growth since its inception in 2014. Today, AAMA presents at least one informational webinar each month during non-AAMA conference months. Earlier in August, we held a webinar on labeling changes coming soon to California’s Prop 65, and our most recent session on August 14 addressed using Instagram to bolster your brand’s online identity. While our webinar series covers a range of topics, we in AAMA Education know many in the industry spend time thinking about an increasingly critical challenge – finding qualified employees to help your company meet growing product demand.
As we turn our focus to growing the volume and quality of the incoming workforce, we should not lose sight of maintaining our own professional edge. That’s why AAMA has made growing its Education offerings a main objective of its mission. With that in mind, AAMA has developed professional certification programs like FenestrationMasters® and InstallationMasters®.
FenestrationMasters is a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. To gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, the curriculum and certification exam must be completed. The required coursework covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements.
The InstallationMasters Training and Certification Program is an important tool being offered to installers of windows and doors all across the country. The program is specifically designed to help installers avoid costly callbacks, improve energy efficiency, work more efficiently and more.
Another valuable educational resource is Fundamentals of Fenestration. This introductory program provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. The online course is designed for use by several audiences, as well as qualifying for continuing education credits. Your online purchase provides three-month unlimited access to the course.