You’re creative, you’re hands-on, with a passion for design, and the thought of sitting behind a affiliated students for the next 40 years gives you the shakes. Bath Association as a student member. It’s the best way to get insider info from pros already thriving in the business.
Whether you own or work for a small entrepreneurial firm, or belong to one of the industry’s largest power brands, NKBA is your gateway to building your professional career network. The association offers programs that will help advance your career, deepen professional networks and connect you to successful members of our kitchen and bath community. Our support begins while you’re still in school. At colleges and universities across North America, we offer scholarships, sponsor design competitions to help get your work recognized, as well as support regional chapters where you can become an engaged member of your local kitchen and bath business community. Bath Association has been a key player in promoting education in design and related fields, helping colleges, technical institutes, vocational and trade schools prepare thousands of students for lucrative careers in design and remodeling. Educators at affiliated schools will also be able to utilize an internship portal currently in development, attend educator-focused in-person forums and virtual meetings, and take advantage of mentoring by experienced program coordinators.
NKBA membership for the school and its educators is free, and discounts on NKBA Professional Knowledge publications and at the KBIS trade show are available. NKBA Affiliated Schools program is the best way to build your school’s credibility in the field and attract students with passion for this career path. It’s a win-win for your students, your school and the industry’s long-term prosperity. Student members have access to exclusive opportunities and design competitions that offer thousands of dollars in scholarships annually, plus national exposure and recognition. The NKBA and its member companies act as sponsors to make these opportunities possible. Student Design Competition that seeks creative solutions to a remodeling challenge. Student Design Competition Entry Packet, which includes an entry form, contest details and requirements, and a checklist to ensure your entry is valid and complete.