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Contact: NGA Education & Training Dept.
703/442-4890, ext. 126
training@glass.org

AUTO GLASS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PROGRAM RECEIVES OUTSTANDING CONTINUING EDUCATION COOPERATIVE
PROGRAM AWARD

WASHINGTON, DC  (December 14, 2005) – The National Glass Association (NGA) and Trident Technical College (TTC) were honored by the South Carolina Association for Continuing Higher Education. The Automotive Glass Technical Institute (AGTI) at TTC was recognized with the 2005 Outstanding Continuing Education Cooperative Program award.

AGTI receives outstanding continuing education cooperative program award"The AGTI program at TTC, which began in September 2005, has had a very strong start in the first two sessions with students attending from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. The 40-hour week of training takes place on the TTC Main Campus in North Charleston. The campus is only a few miles from Charleston International Airport and only 12 miles from beautiful historic Charleston. It's a great venue for a full week of training," said Steve Price, Educational & Marketing Program Consultant for Trident Technical College.

AGTI is the nation's premier training program for auto glass replacement and repair. Since 1996 the program has helped drive the expertise of technicians across the United States in advancing safe and proper techniques in the removal, replacement, and repair of windshields. Guided by NGA Master certified Auto Glass Technicians, students get hands on practice with all aspects of windshield replacement and repair while using the latest tools, supplies, and techniques.

"This is exciting news that all the industry should be proud of! It reinforces the value of working together— industry and technical schools— to get the best, most affordable auto glass installer training. The NGA is proud to share the spotlight with Trident Technical College on the latest in quality training services," said David W. Walker, Vice President of Association Services.

For more information on NGA's Affiliated Provider Program visit our Web site at http://www.glass.org/edu_train/affil_overview.htm.



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 serves the industry with the leading trade publications-Glass Magazine, Window & Door, and AutoGlass. 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.

Photo: David Walker, second from left, vice president of Association Services at the National Glass Association receives the Outstanding Continuing Education Cooperative Program Award from John C. Snowden, vice president of Continuing Education & Economic Development at Trident Technical College, Charleston, S.C. Doug Clarke, far left, is the Auto Glass Technical Institute instructor and Steve Price, far right, is an educational program consultant for the college.