John Kasper of Groome Floor Coverings.
Glassboro, N.J.—INSTALL has named John Kasper of Groome Floor Coverings in Surrey, British Columbia, winner of the 2016 INSTALL Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship. The $1,225 scholarship award provides the opportunity for Kasper to successfully complete the CIM training.
The CIM scholarship program, which supports training efforts of the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA), was developed to provide installation managers with continued training and professional development opportunities.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with INSTALL to elevate installation managers’ skills through the scholarship program,” said Kelly Fuller, director of education, FCICA. “It speaks to INSTALL and its members’ commitment to improving industry standards and their skill sets.”
Judges for the scholarship program included Fuller as well as John McGrath, executive director of INSTALL, and Tom Lutz, marketing director of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and director of INSTALL Michigan. According to Lutz, “Kasper was awarded the CIM training scholarship because he embodies a high level of commitment to INSTALL practices and ways of doing things.”
Kasper, a dispatcher with responsibility for 15 installers, said, “Through this opportunity I will be able to improve my skill set to better meet project management needs of the journeymen as well as my company as a whole.”