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Building Broader Awareness Educating the Industry As noted in the Chairman’s preface, the Education Spe- cial Committee recommended that the Board establish a standing Education Committee responsible for develop- ing, implementing and evaluating all ICPI educational programs that serve contractors, industry sales person- nel, design professionals, distributors and academia. The new committee is responsible for ensuring that ICPI’s educa- ICPI has tion programs support the certified more association’s strategic plan than more goals and objectives. than 19,000 Immediate past chairman, installers since Ed Fioroni, PhD, chairs the 1996. Education Committee in its first two years. The Educa- tion Committee will focus on improved implementation, promotion and evaluation of education programs and devote time to each audi- ence served by ICPI education programs, thus helping to reach strategic plan goals. Additionally, the Education Committee eliminates duplication of effort, provides for centralized accountability with dedicated groups keeping education programs at forefront. ICPI 2010-13 Education Related Strategic Plan Items Increase awareness and acceptance of segmental pavement systems by design professionals and specifiers: • Develop design professional continuing education tool box and outreach program • Increase awareness and acceptance of segmental pavement systems by all levels of govern- ment • Target state, provincial and local level regulators and develop a model advocacy program for member utilization Achieve adoption of segmental paving technologies in university curricula: • Promote engineering university curriculum to increase use and develop relationship with pro- fessors who participated in workshops • Develop and promote the landscape architect university curriculum • Identify opportunities for continued curriculum development Improve paver installation through education: • Continue concrete paver installer certification and expand PICP and commercial education programs • Continue education opportunities at Hardscape North America and evaluate annually 2 ICPI Annual Report 2011