Having reached a milestone number of graduates earlier this year, the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) plans to maintain the momentum of its training program by announcing a comprehensive fall 2014-winter 2015 training and certification schedule.

The association has planned nine hands-on and classroom courses across the United States, including introductory, yet comprehensive classes geared toward anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of sawing and drilling basics. There are also Certified Operator courses scheduled, designed for experienced operators looking to gain proficiency in sawing and drilling techniques. As part of its Train More, Save More campaign, the association is offering large discounts to companies that send multiple operators to some of these courses.

Date                           Course                                                         Location

Oct. 7-8, 2014             Wall Sawing 101                                         Torrance, Calif

Oct. 9-10, 2014            Wire Sawing 101                                       Torrance, Calif

Oct. 20-21, 2014           Hand Sawing & Drilling 101                       Elyria, Ohio

Nov. 10-11, 2014           Slab Sawing & Drilling 201 Certification   Clearwater, Fla

Nov. 12-13, 2014           Wall Sawing 201 Certification                   Clearwater, Fla

Nov. 14-15, 2014           Wire Sawing 201 Certification                   Clearwater, Fla

Feb. 2-3, 2015               Estimating                                                Las Vegas, Nev

Feb. 4-5, 2015             Concrete Polishing                                     Las Vegas, Nev

Feb. 4-5, 2015              Hand Sawing & Drilling 101                       Las Vegas, Nev

All classes have been scheduled to provide cutting and polishing contractors with choice and flexibility, allowing operators and employees to attend when and where companies can afford to send them. In addition, CSDA has an online training website consisting of 27 courses that are available at www.csdatraining.com.

“The purpose of the CSDA Training Program is to provide the industry with structured training given by experts in their field. Since 1995, CSDA instructors have presented the latest sawing, drilling and polishing methods and best practices to over 4,000 students, increasing their efficiency and maximizing their productivity,” says CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien.

The association has hands-on, classroom and online courses for every discipline and skill level, allowing contractors to provide operators with superior training. For more information, visit www.csda.org or call 727-577-5004.