New Committees Formed by NKBA

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 certification exams.
     
  • 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.

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