PENDLETON, SC -- In an effort to expand certification and training efforts in the tile and stone industry, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) Board of Directors recently appointed Bart Bettiga as its Executive Director. Bettiga, who is also the Executive Director of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), will work to synergize the two organization's programs, and will spearhead marketing efforts to promote certification and training to the trade and in the building and design community.
Scott Carothers will continue his leading role with CTEF as the Director of Certification and Training. In this role, Carothers will continue to expand on the Certified Tile Installer Program (CTI), which will soon announce reaching the milestone of 1,000 professional certifications. In addition, Carothers will work closely with other leaders of tile installer organizations to develop and implement the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers Program (ACT), which takes certification to the next level and focuses on specific installation skills in unique applications.