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Contact: Debi Schneider
myglassclass@glass.org

NGA PARTNERS WITH TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO OFFER ONLINE TRAINING TO STUDENTS

WASHINGTON, DC  (September 8, 2006) – The National Glass Association announced today that it has formed a partnership with Trident Technical College to offer its groundbreaking on-line training program, MyGlassClass.com, to students. Trident Tech is a public, two-year multi-campus institution based in South Carolina.

"We are extremely proud to expand the reach of MyGlassClass.com and extend it to students at Trident Tech," said David Walker, the NGA's Vice President of Association Services. "We see this partnership as an important way to help train the workforce of tomorrow as well as help promote glass industry careers as exciting options for students."

Through the NGA-Trident Tech partnership, the college's more than 12,000 students will have access to the entire catalog of MyGlassClass.com courses, beginning this fall.

Said Michelle Shinn, Trident Tech's Director of Career, Personal and Professional Development, "One of our main goals is to offer our students as wide a range of alternatives as possible as they map out a professional plan. Offering MyGlassClass.com courses as part of our curriculum helps us achieve this goal."

"It is extremely important to us that we provide challenging, high-quality educational choices for our students. That's just what we're getting with MyGlassClass.com," said Steve Price, Educational Program Consultant, Continuing Education and Economic Development, Trident Tech.

For more information about MyGlassClass.com and/or the partnership with Trident Technical College, contact the NGA’s Debi Schneider at 703/442-4890, ext. 126.



About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass industry. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and recently debuted MyGlassClass.com—a state-of-the-art, online training resource. NGA publishes the leading trade magazines—Glass Magazine®, Window & Door®, AutoGlass™, and new e-newsletters, e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: www.glass.org, www.GlassBuildAmerica.com, www.GlassMagazine.net, www.AutoGlassmagazine.net, www.WindowandDoor.net, and www.myautoglass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference & EXPO.