Online Courses

The fastest way to increase sales and profits and limit your liability is through education!

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) provides e-learning, classroom, hands-on, webinar and customized training services for the ceramic tile and natural stone industries for North and South America, and Internationally.  Courses are available in English, and some are available in Spanish.   A Canadian version of the courses are available in English and soon will be available in Canadian French. O ur courses are created by dedicated trade professionals with many years of practical experience.

If you are a business owner, you know that training employees can be costly, not very convenient and it can interfere with the day-to-day operations if personnel are absent. Training usually requires travel and that means added expenses.  In fact, according to studies, as much as 40 cents per dollar spent on in-person training is allocated to travel expenses!

E-Learning is the solution!

Recent advances in computer technology have made it possible to train employees more conveniently and more cost-effectively!  All that’s needed is a computer and an internet connection!

Whether you are an installer, manufacturer, distributor, importer, fabricator, sales rep, architect, interior designer or just someone who wants a better understanding of ceramic tile and stone, the UofCTS is a great place to start!

Got E-Learning?

The UofCTS offers e-learning asynchronous (self-paced) training through its online campus.  Courses are convenient and interactive, and have many levels of assessment to reinforce content and to measure effectiveness.  The campus can be accessed wherever a computer and an internet connection are available.

Once enrolled, students can access online courses 24/7, for a total of 14 days. Students benefit from advanced e-learning technology that incorporates flash videos, audio, animations and test assessments. This makes UofCTS courses interactive and enjoyable. Monitoring is a handy management tool that enables companies to track employees’ progress and results, and reports are available for record keeping.  Organizations with multiple students (see volume discounts) can have groups created for easier monitoring. Students with passing grades upon completion of courses are able to print out personalized diplomas that can be framed or displayed.

Train Your Customers

Other research has shown that one of the fastest growing trends in e-learning is in customer training.  It’s a simple concept:  by educating your customers they will know more about your products and services and they will be better equipped to sell them. Give your customers the information they need to sell your products and watch you bottom-line increase!  The bonus in this process is that you are also building customer loyalty!

The UofCTS utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS), which is a versatile, cutting-edge technology in the education field. The LMS also enables the UofCTS to customize courses for companies that want to promote their own products, services and brands. These tailored courses can be used to train staff, outside reps and customers. Our professional staff will be glad to assist you in developing courses on your products or services or other subjects of your choosing.

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