AWI e-briefs - 01/08/2015 (Plain Text Version)

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Outlook for 2015: New Directions in Education Outreach

As he takes over as AWI President, Kent Gilchrist of Fremont Interiors will focus on broadening AWI’s Education Outreach program.  Cognizant of past successful efforts and AWI core education offerings, Mr. Gilchrist told AWI NewsBriefs this month that “the plan is designed to assure that AWI’s education initiatives and delivery methods are progressing in an appropriate direction.  Going forward, our education program may be more structured than in the past, focusing on who our customer is and the benefits and type of education they are seeking delivered in formats that are convenient to them.” 

The 2015 AWI Board of Directors will review the final plan this month at their meeting.   Once the plan is official, the Education Committee “will review existing education programs to determine those that are strongest and have a life cycle.  We need to be relevant to our industry’s expectations today and in the future,” Mr. Gilchrist said.

What’s on the drawing boards concerning digital media resources and new technologies?  For a hint at what’s coming, see the lead article, “Broadening AWI’s Education Outreach,” in the January edition of AWI NewsBriefs. A print copy of AWI’s monthly print newsletter will arrive at member companies around January 15.  Meanwhile, read it here.  [Return to top]