Education Resources

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The PDCA education center is the core of our association. We bring you educational videos and live webinars from established contractors and business owners from around the world to help you gain the business and technical training you need as a business owner in the painting industry.

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Join Chris Shank, PDCA Education Director, as he interviews industry experts on how to build stronger businesses in this weekly series of podcasts produced by PDCA.

Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts (SoundCloud, iTunes, etc.) as we bring you actionable strategies and advice to apply in growing your business from techniques and best practices to managing contracts and building estimates. Business owners from a variety of industries are tuning in to get this free resource. Don't miss out!

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PaintED webinars offer fresh and relevant contractor training several times a month and cover business and technical topics. Webinars are simple and easy to attend with options to interact or listen only.

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PDCA members have access to over 500 training videos, research, best practices and proven strategies to grow, sustain and support your business. Not a member? Not a problem. Preview these courses for free!


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For professionals and homeowners alike, Nick Slavik partners with PDCA each Friday to answer questions live on our Facebook page. Enjoy a range of guest speakers and industry insights. Post your questions and be a part of the live learning time and conversation. 

Check out the PDCA Facebook page every Friday for the most recent epsiode of Ask-a-Painter with Nick Slavik

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Team Meetings by PDCA

This spring, we will provide weekly team meeting videos, outlines and media resources for painting companies and their employees to utilize for their own team training and education.

PDCA member companies and associates will be contributing weekly to a library of meeting presentations, each 5-15 minutes long. Some topics include safety protocol, application techniques, leadership development, technology and employee training tips for supervisors.

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