As a testament to the importance of continuing education of aspiring industry professionals, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove will underwrite two student programs for third consecutive year
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (Dec. 9, 2020) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association, the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath in North America, announced that Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove will return as a sponsor to its Student Chapter and Students of the Industry programs in 2021, for a third straight year.
The NKBA and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove have a shared vision of investing in the professional development of each chapter student and providing avenues for education mentorship. This partnership lays the groundwork for developing future creative talent and serves to engage students in a practical and meaningful way.
“We are grateful for Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove’s continued support of our Student Chapter and Students of the Industry programs,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA’s EVP & Chief Strategy Officer. “Thanks to this sponsorship, our student members receive the tools and support they need as they continue on their educational journey. Supporting student membership in NKBA exposes these aspiring industry professionals to our array of member benefits, and builds a strong foundation for the future. Sub-Zero Group has long been a loyal supporter of our student programs, and shares our commitment to professional development and nurturing the students of today, who will be the specifiers and designers of tomorrow.”
“As membership in NKBA’s Student Chapters and Students of the Industry has steadily increased in recent years, we recognize the growing importance of our continued support of these invaluable programs,” stated Jim Bakke, President and CEO of Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “Fostering a strong relationship with the design community — from the freshest young talent to the most-esteemed professionals — has always been of paramount importance to Sub-Zero Group. The mutual benefit of these programs is irreplaceable. Our proud sponsorship enables us to meaningfully assist students as they prepare for their careers in kitchen design, while offering us unparalleled access to the brightest future leaders of the industry.”
Students of the Industry provides free NKBA membership to students in higher education (college and university) and the Student Chapter sponsorship provides financial support for student chapters at NKBA Affiliated Schools, also at college and university level. By joining one of these chapters, students can support their peers looking to jumpstart their careers, network with industry professionals and participate in educational activities. There are currently more than 2,000 Student Members, with around 135 Affiliated Schools and approximately 500 educators in the program.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.