Master Glazier Program on Hold
To: All PGAA Members 2018-07-09
Re: Master Glazier Program
After much soul searching the PGAA has decided to put the Master Glazier Program on hold. There are several factors that have led us to this decision. The primary one is the lack of industry buy in. The second course that we developed in the program, Doors and Related Hardware, was scheduled by SAIT on three different occasions. Each time SAIT was forced to cancel due to a lack of enrollment. The Master Glazier Program simply did not have the industry buy in that our executive expected. Your executive on the PGAA, GAMA and the GTA volunteer their time because they believe a strong association helps our company members keep up with industry trends and progress, for the benefit of all. Education is one of the benefits that contribute to your success. Going forward your PGAA executive will be reviewing our mandate and reaching out to you for your feedback on any future educational initiatives that we may undertake.
The PGAA executive has met with our SAIT glazier instructors Gino Aquilini, Brian Risbey and Clint McColloch to discuss our decision. Their thoughts, on the Master Glazier Program and what direction it could take, were most helpful.
On behalf of the PGAA we would like to thank everyone who participated in the development of the two courses, Reading Division 8 Plans and Doors and Related Hardware. We are in contact with SAIT to see if these two courses can be offered to our membership in the future. While it is back to the drawing board, for your executive, we expect to continue our efforts on continuing education.
Ross Wady, Jim Brady and Richard Neal, Co-Chairs Master Glazier Program
Gary Porter, President PGAA