to New Skills and
Improving Old Ones
month Concrete Decor had the opportunity of participating in a Scofield
Institute training seminar in San Jose, Calif. The evening before
this two day event we enjoyed a great dinner hosted by the L.M.
Scofield Co. The sold-out event included a unique blend of both
new and seasoned tradesmen to this "Interiors Workshop."
any seminar that covers lots of ground in a short timeframe, the
Scofield Institute provided its students with excellent pre-printed
guidelines for fast and effective notetaking. Several Q&A opportunities
provided for active interaction among Scofield staff and students
during every session of this hands-on workshop. Mr. Bob Harris,
Director of Training and New Product Developments at the Scofield
Institute, was the keynote speaker and our trainer for the seminar.
Also on hand were representatives from the USF Surface Preparation
Group, best known for the Sawtec and Blastrac product lines. (see
their ad in this issue). They demonstrated new products and provided
for an effective hands-on use of their tool; during the course of
surface preparation to overlay application, design creations and
implementation, the seminar offered everyone ample opportunity to
physically involve themselves in all aspects of the overlay, design/sawcutting,
staining and sealing processes. These two days of training also
provided several tips and techniques to students that can only become
fully understood in this type of teaming environment. Although the
day ended at five o'clock another dinner engagement gave everyone
time to compare notes and discuss the day's events.
you want to learn valuable skills that support your business development
efforts, teaming opportunities like these are essential. Thanks
to the Scofield Institute and many others like them, placing importance
on education has significantly improved the interest there is today
on decorative aspects of concrete work as a reliable and beautiful
alternative to other product offering.
you are considering this type of teaming opportunity Concrete Decor
invites you to visit us on-line at www.concretedecor.net. Select
training from the menu bar and you can find a growing list of companies
that offer educational training services throughout the year. Many
are companies with extensive and proven records for providing students
valuable tools for improving their skills, their business and level