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April 2015 BSJ

ICC’s Preferred Provider Program (PPP) has opened the door to extensive training opportunities from a variety of educational resources. The PPP recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational courses offered by a network of nearly 200 education providers, focusing on the areas of construction codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. Users have the opportunity to gain information about educational offerings and other services of Preferred Providers. ICC certificate holders also may obtain CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. In addition to the PPP, other components of “Tomorrow’s Training Model,” ICC’s new strategy to enhance its training and education offerings, focus on premium core training, the online university, and the introduction of the new Professional Development Council. We have made substantial progress with flexible training options, online study exams and training partnerships, improvements to the certification renewal program, enhanced training institutes, and the creation of interchangeable exam modules to best serve your professional development needs. Last year, more than 45 individuals earned Master Code Professional (MCP) certifications from ICC, placing them in the elite group that now totals more than 800 professionals worldwide. Two individuals who have earned their way into the exclusive MCP club are featured in this month’s issue of the BSJ Online. Chance Price of Columbia, S.C., and Andre Jaen of Jefferson County, Colo., should be proud of their latest professional achievements, especially when you consider their ages in which they did it. Chance, 27, and Andre, 24, are members of Generation Y or millennials—the young, tech-savvy, achievement oriented professionals who possess different motivations from their predecessors. While Generation X lives to work, researchers say Generation Y works to live, with millennials looking for opportunities to invest in places where they can make a difference. Studies show that a majority of millennials (64 percent) say it is a priority for them to make the world a better place. Also in this issue of the BSJ Online, liaison Jim Elwood chronicles the growing success of ICC’s High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP). Now in its fourth year, the HSTTP is encouraging high school students across the country to pursue careers in code UPDATE to the MEMBERS Dominic Sims Chief Excecutive Officer International Code Council APRIL 2015 | 52


April 2015 BSJ
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