NGA to offer online window and door installation training

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced a partnership with member company Architectural Testing to develop window and door installation courses for NGA“s online training program, MyGlassCl…

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced a partnership with member company Architectural Testing to develop window and door installation courses for NGA“s online training program, MyGlassClass.com. “This partnership with Architectural Testing will help us make MyGlassClass.com an even more valuable and effective training tool because it moves us into an important and growing area of the glass industry,” said NGA vice president, Association Services David Walker. “We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and relevance”. Architectural Testing is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania and specializes in performance testing for fenestration products. The company is already an industry leader in instructor-led training. “Computer-based training is a cost-effective and convenient educational tool, and we are happy to have the opportunity to add an online component to our popular instructor-led training programs,” said David Moyer, Architectural Testing“s vice president of Certification Services. MyGlassClass.com was launched in 2006 and offers dozens of courses specifically designed for both the auto and flat glass industry, ranging from safety instruction to professional development to industry certification. It was developed in partnership with leaders in the glass industry and will be continually updated and enhanced to reflect industry needs. The InstallationMasters(TM) Training and Certification program is a nationwide program for installers of windows and patio doors in the residential and light commercial markets, and is based on an industry consensus standard (ASTM E2112). The program was developed by AAMA after prompting from the Building and Thermal Envelope Council (BETEC) through the US Department of Energy (DOE), and was launched in 1999. The goal of the program, since the beginning, has been improving energy performance and reducing field service “callbacks” to correct faulty installations