New Committees Formed by NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association has formed four new ad hoc committees to examine several aspects of the association's operations.
The committees, formed at a recent board of directors meeting of the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA, include the following:
- An Ad Hoc Design Competition/Design Idea Center Committee. This
committee will review the NKBA's current design competition judging
procedure, analyze the rules and policies of the contest, and
recommend ways to increase participation. In addition, the
committee will review procedures for developing the NKBA's annual
Design Idea Center, which is part of each year's Kitchen/Bath
Industry Show (K/BIS).
- An Ad Hoc Role Delineation Study Committee. This committee is
charged with developing a role delineation study, which serves as
the foundation for the competencies tested in the NKBA's
- An Ad Hoc Exam Devel-opment Committee. This committee, created
in response to the increased number of people testing for
certification, will focus on developing both kitchen and bath
academic design exams.
- An Ad Hoc Career Development Committee. This committee will be responsible for devising "a clear, defined career path for the kitchen and bath industry professional to follow" including educational programs and additional certifications up to and beyond the CKD and CBD according to the NKBA.
"The kitchen and bath industry has become so varied and so vast that reaching NKBA's certification level may be too much for some industry professionals who are just starting out, or not challenging enough for veteran professionals," observed NKBA president Stephanie Witt, CKD, CBD.
"By examining the career development of a kitchen and bath industry professional, this committee will be able to recommend if NKBA should implement various levels of certification, allowing us to service all aspects of the kitchen and bath industry," Witt said.