Metal stud education and training allows you and your employees to provide more effective service to your customers. Many people now select metal studs over the traditional wooden studs for economic and structural reasons. Allowing your customers the option of metal studs may boost your company ahead of your competitors. Providing employees metal stud education and training is the first step to moving your company forward.
There are three basic ways to provide metal stud education and training for employees. Many contractors choose to utilize training centers and seminars because they provide a hands-on approach. Books, videos and manuals are also available for companies that may not have the funds for seminars or training centers. Online courses are also available to train one or two employees in metal framing.
1. Find seminars and training centers for education in steel studs.
2. Buy books, videos and manuals about metal framing studs.
3. Enroll in online courses that focus on metal stud framing.
Locate seminars and training centers that educate about steel studsTraining centers and seminars offer classroom-like training led by professional instructors. These training courses are scheduled for weekends so that employers can send employees to the seminars without interfering with the employee's work schedule.
Purchase books, videos and manuals about metal framing studsProviding your employees with books, videos and manuals allows them to study at night or on the weekend. It also allows them another option to help solve any problems that come up every day. This type of training is good for companies that need to train multiple people but who do not have the funds to enroll them in online courses or send them to seminars.
Take online courses that train in metal stud framingOnline courses allow employees to receive training anywhere they have computer and Internet access. These courses do not have a set class time, so employees can take the courses in 30 minute installments or a few hours at a time. Online training also offers a help desk for students' questions.
Cerro Coso Community College offers online information about framing with metal studs.
- There are many metal stud and framing conventions and expos that offer training and allow you to interact with metal stud suppliers.