EDUCATION & TRAINING
The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association services the ready mixed concrete industry throughout the Carolinas by providing an extensive array of educational opportunities and industry certifications to anyone looking to learn more about designing, specifying, producing or building with concrete. Our members are dedicated to advancing the industry and choose to do so through furthering their education and participating in updates, forums and much more. Visit our Calendar of Events and search Education & Training for upcoming offerings.
Upcoming Education Offerings
CCSP Module II – Customer Business Knowledge, Understanding the Concrete Contractor’s Business – December 13 – 15th | CRMCA Office | Register Here
NRMCA’s Plant Manager Certification Course – January 24-27, 2023 | CRMCA Office | Register Here
NRMCA Pervious Technician Course – February 22, 2023 | CRMCA Office | Register Here
With over 90% of a producer’s expenses tied to materials management, operations, and production at the plant level, it is essential every concrete plant manager understand the essential aspects of product knowledge, safety, environmental compliance, operations as tied to profit and loss, as well as supervisory principles. A plant manager is the heart of the ready mixed concrete production facility. Every plant has one and duties differ only slightly from plant-to-plant. This challenging, ready mixed concrete-specific course is the only one that helps them walk-their-walk. The three-day curriculum and the two certification exams on Day 4 are designed to not only reinforce these specific skill levels, but also incorporates many job requirement skills found in specifications for Army Corps of Engineers’ projects, as well as state and local DOTs.
In this workshop, your front-line sales team learns about the contractor’s business process, measurement systems, and language. Staff learns how contractors view the entire project, as well as the role suppliers play to fulfill a contractor’s requirements. If you want your sales reps to expand their role beyond providing field support at a job placement, there is the module for them to step up their game so they can execute meaningful, respected sales strategies.
Pervious Technician Course – Feb. 22, 2023 | CRMCA Office | Register Here
2023 Education Offerings
NRMCA Pervious Technician Course – May 11, 2023 | Wallace, NC | Register Here
NRMCA Pervious Technician Course – Oct 4, 2023 | Charlotte, NC | Register Here
CCSP Module III – Fundamentals of RMC Accounting, Finance and Business Law: Business Knowledge – October 10 – 12th | CRMCA Office | Register Here
NRMCA’s Effective RMC Supervisor Certification Course – Nov. 7-9, 2023 | CRMCA Office | Register Here
The Effective RMC Supervisor Course helps ready mixed concrete operations supervisors lead their staff. The challenge is a tough one because their people management tactics must align with the organization’s strategy and mission while their personal success is judged by the work of their direct reports. Without using proper communication and motivation skills/tools to successfully manage these responsibilities, many supervisors become frustrated. It typically is the highest turnover job category because it is difficult to transition from executing your job to leading others to perform theirs. NRMCA knows a supervisor’s job is about more than just getting concrete into trucks and onto the job site. Supervisors manage a workforce, deal with customers, work with peers to build productive relationships across and outside the organization. The Effective RMC Supervisor course’s goal is to equip supervisors with these important concepts and skills.
CCSP Module IV – Professional Sales Skills Workshop – December 5 – 7th | CRMCA Office | Register Here
Improving Concrete Quality – December 12th | CRMCA Office | Register Here
Looking for a Course or Topic? Give us a Call at 704-717-9199 or email us your requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in volunteering your time as a speaker or education resource? Enter your info in our Speakers Database.
Project Spotlights & Design Assistance
Keep in mind as you are cross training employees on new tasks or providing “work from home” tasks don’t overlook the benefits of getting your projects uploaded to the Project Spotlights Page on the CRMCA Website. Once your projects are submitted via this form we can add them to the webpage as a featured project, create a Case Study for your use (pdf for print / website, etc.) and we can add the project to ConcreteTracker.org
The form is simple and self explanatory. Check it out today as well as some other projects that have been added to date.
Contact Jessica Wilson at email@example.com with any questions
Concrete Careers Academy – Virtual Training Options
The Concrete Career Academy is an education coalition of state concrete associations from the Carolinas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The primary function of the academy is to enhance and advance the careers of all who work in the concrete industry, so content is targeted in more than one discipline. Check out the site today for easy sign up options! Sessions include Concrete In Practice Topics, Verified Operator, M.A.G.N.E.T and T.A.B.L.E Training Courses.
ON-SITE EDUCATION & TRAINING
If your company or organization is interested in a specific topic or presentation let us know! We are available to travel to your location, company meeting, conference or group event to present on a variety of topics. We often speak to Architects, Engineers, Producer Member Contractors and many others. Many of our programs are offered free of charge – let us bring our expertise to you! Contact Jessica Wilson, Director of Education & Technical Servcies, firstname.lastname@example.org today to discuss availability and topic needs or to request a session, training or speaker. View our CRMCA Professional Education Opportunities for Specifiers. We also encourage members to giveback to the association through volunteerism with the Speakers Database.
Certifications, Seminars & Forums
CRMCA Certifications and Trainings are offered to various professional groups including:
- Certifications for contractors
- NRMCA Pervious Concrete
- Click here to view Current Certified Pervious Contractors
- Certifications for Licensed Professional Engineers
- NCDOT & SCDOT Concrete Plant Inspector
- NRMCA Pervious Concrete – Audit Option
- Certifications for technicians assisting Licensed Professional Engineers
- NCDOT & SCDOT Concrete Plant Inspector’s Assistant
- Safety Essentials
- Environmental Updates
- Professional Education Opportunities
- Parking Lot Design
- Streets & Local Roads Specifications
- Build with Strength – Concrete Design Center
- Certified Concrete Sales Professional Series