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 I – October 11 – 14th | CRMCA Office | Register Here
NRMCA Safety Course – October 18 – 20th | CRMCA Office | Register Here

Registration for NRMCA’s Fall in-person Safety Course is now open. The course will take place October 18-20 in Charlotte, NC. This 2.5-day course teaches participants about OSHA safety compliance. It begins with why safety is so important and details the reasons why an effective safety program actually saves money through loss prevention and control. Participants learn about the new silica rule, electrical safety, machine guarding, fall protection, hazard communication, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, emergency action plans, maintenance shop safety, chute handling, fleet safety, pre-trip inspections and much, much more.

CCSP Module II – December 13 – 15th | CRMCA Office | Register Here

Future Education Offerings

NRMCA’s Plant Manager Certification Course – January 17-24, 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.
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.

Looking for a Course or Topic? Give us a Call at 704-717-9199 or email us your requests at caroline@crmca.com
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.

In the event you have projects that need design assistance or you have past projects you would like to see a comparison on please send them our way via this form or learn more about the service here.

Contact Jessica Palmer (jessica@crmca.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 Palmer, Director of Business Development & Education, jessica@crmca.com 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:

 

Education & Training Blog Posts

CRMCA is Hiring for Director of Education & Technical Services
CRMCA is actively hiring for a new role with our team – we are seeking a Director of Education & Technical Services.  Details regarding the position can be found below – those interested should send letter of interest and resume to Caroline Sutton at caroline@crmca.com   The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Inc. 1805 J.N....
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CRMCA Wage & Benefit Survey 2021
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