Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will celebrate generosity on Giving Tuesday 2020 by highlighting the opportunities available to provide education and installer certification programs for ceramic tile and stone industry professionals.
“I encourage everyone who values the critical importance of tile industry standards and the high expectations derived from them to participate in Giving Tuesday,” said Scott Carothers, CTEF director of certification and training. “Share with your communities why you value tile industry education and certification programs such as those CTEF offers; explain what Qualified Labor means to you and encourage others to do the same.”
Giving Tuesday takes place Dec. 1, 2020.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, aiming to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec 1, 2020 and throughout the year.
Why Giving Tuesday for CTEF?
CTEF said Giving Tuesday is about raising awareness and financial support for the ceramic tile and stone industry professional education and certification programs it offers. COVID-19 has severely threatened CTEF programs, which have been rescheduled until 2021. During normal times, CTEF generates income through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees.
At the same time, if it weren’t for the strong community of passionately dedicated ceramic tile artisans, installers, suppliers and specifiers committed to elevating the standards and expectations for tile installations and the importance of qualified labor, CTEF would not exist. More specifically, the community sponsors, volunteers for, promotes, educates, hosts hands-on certification testing events, encourages participation, celebrates successes and generally supports ongoing tile industry learning and excellence.
Giving Tuesday History
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, the idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.
“Giving Tuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year,” said Asha Curran, Giving Tuesday’s CEO and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations and countless givers of all kinds, Giving Tuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”