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Virginia Office of Workforce Development

Patrick Henry Building, 4th Floor, 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 // www.workforce.virginia.gov
The Office of Workforce Development follows the mission to enhance Virginia’s workforce, provide support for the Virginia Workforce Council, and coordinate a more efficient and effective system to improve the Virginia Workforce Network.
 

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23233 // www.dpor.virginia.gov
The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by licensing qualified individuals and businesses and enforcing standards of professional conduct for professions and occupations as designated by statute.  A Commerce and Trade agency, DPOR regulates morethan 30 occupations/professions.DPOR licenses or certifies over 300,000 individuals and businesses.
 

United States Gypsum (USG) Training Division

550 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661-3676 // www.usg.com
Is the U.S. marketing leader in wallboard, joint compounds, building plasters, cement board and industrial gypsum products.  Serves the building products industry with such well known products as SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels, SHEETROCK Ready-Mixed Joint Compounds and DUROCK® Brand Cement Board. 
 

Building Performance Institute (BPI)

Building Analyst, Building Envelope Specialist, 107 Hermes Road, Suite 110, Malta, NY 12020 // www.bpi.org
BPI’s initiative closes the gaps in home ‘building envelope’ with foams and other materials.  Stopping air leaks inside and out saving energy and money spent heating and cooling interior air space.  Process scientifically identifies major air leak locations by de-pressurizing the building and effectively sealing them.
 

Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI)

1201 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 // www.vinylsiding.org
VSI sponsors two different certification programs to ensure that vinyl siding products and colors meet or exceedASTMquality standards and that vinyl siding installers demonstrateASTM-accepted installation techniques.  VSI’s ensures individuals are properly trained and companies are properly staffed and managed to install vinyl siding consistent with theASTMstandards.
 

Certainteed Corporation

P.O. Box 1278, Bethlehem, PA 18016-1278 // www.certainteed.com
CertainTeed Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials including roofing, siding, insulation, windows and patio doors, fence, decking, railing, foundations and pipe.
 

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

3600 NW 43rd Street, Bldg. G, Gainesville, FL 32606 //  www.nccer.org
A construction education foundation which develops standardized construction, maintenance, and pipeline curricula with portable credentials and help address the critical skilled workforce shortage. NCCER’s process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, national registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts.
 

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)

Scott M.Carothers, Executive Director (Ph) 864-222-2131 (e) scott@tilecareer.com 
http://www.tileschool.org
 

Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN)

 703.486.2966,  2611 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4409  info@vsbn.org
 

Business Development Assistance Group (BDAG)

Toa Do, Director, 6245 Leesburg Pike, Suite 410, Falls Church, VA 22044 (e)tquangdo@aol.com