International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2015

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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Overhead Door Technician is now a designated occupation in Alberta. Get certified. Have your skills recognized – and open the door to greater career opportunities! Visit for more information Innovation and Advanced Education your Career Opportunities Open At its annual membership meeting in Toronto, Ontario on September 23, the Canadian Door Institute (CDI) announced several initiatives designed to move the Institute forward. These include a newly revamped certifcation training program for overhead door technicians, and a new-look website. "Over the last few years, there has been a lot of development going on behind the scenes," says Mike Plecash, CDI's President. "On the certifcation front we're very pleased to announce that the government of Alberta has recognized the overhead door technician (ODT) as a trade, and that we've completely revamped our level 1 and level 2 training to meet provincial trade designation standards, " says Plecash. "This is the frst such program designed to do so, and it will soon be the national standard for our industry in Canada. Successful completion of this program will be a requirement to become fully certifed to work in this industry." "Levels 1 and 2 were the frst stages in a complete revision of our ODT training," says Ned Stanojevic, CDI's 1st Vice President and one of the driving forces behind development of the new material. "Level 1 deals with installation, troubleshooting and repair of residential-type doors in all applications," Stanojevic says. Level 1 also provides signifcant new content on health and safety, and some basic business/communications skills for technicians. "Level 2 is applicable to more traditional commercial-style door installations, and expands on and reinforces level 1 content. Levels 1 and 2 are available now, and level 3 will be launched soon," according to Stanojevic. Level 3 will focus on specialty doors, such as fre doors. Information on the new certifcation training is included as part of the redesigned website, "Our website has a completely fresh look and is now optimized for display on mobile devices such as phones or tablets, as well as desktop computers," according to CDI's Operations Manager, Sherry Denesha. "We will be adding new content in the coming months – as our new tagline says, we're opening more doors," says Denesha. "In addition to delivery and testing of the training program, the website is also designed to be a reference point for our industry," she says. The new identity includes a new logo, new colors, and new fonts for all CDI-branded material, as well as a completely revised and detailed defnition of what CDI stands for. "The branding refects our promise to promote professionalism throughout the garage door industry by providing the tools and support required to create exceptional service technicians. It will be promoted to the general public to reinforce that CDI members adhere to a higher standard, and should be recognized and supported for investing in the creation of this higher standard," Plecash says. IDA O r g a n i z a t i o n s / A f f i l i a t e s N e w s Canadian Door Institute Moving Forward with New Certifcation and Website 82 International Door & Operator Industry™

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