The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recently announced its 2002 training and education schedule. The year's expanded offerings will include the new three-day Workshop Plus courses, hands-on training classes designed to teach the basics of bathroom tile installation.

The NTCA Workshop is a three-hour course that covers surface preparation, ceramic tile layout, membranes, backerboards, mortars, grouts, finishes, cleaning, and sealing.

NTCA provides all tools and modules required for the classes. The association joins forces with targeted companies to host the site in specific markets. Additional information may be obtained by telephone at (601) 939-2071 or via e-mail at