With the addition of a second classroom, Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) can now host 70 students at one time at its training facilities in Nashville, Tenn. This facility can now offer the complete roster of RSA’s certification courses, including carpet cleaning, estimating, mold remediation, fire/odor and water restoration courses.
The new classroom seats 24 students and includes a hands-on hard surface area to demonstrate cleaning techniques as well as a containment area.
RSA's new classroom space and specialty training areas will give RSA the ability to offer specialized courses such as Carpet Repair and Reinstallation, Color Repair, and Health and Safety, all of which are required to achieve master certification through the IICRC. Until now, these courses have only occasionally been offered anywhere in North America.
This addition complements a 400 sq. ft. expansion completed in 2012, which includes a smoke simulation room and a floor care simulator area with natural and engineered stone flooring.
RSA provides free transportation for participants between the airport, the training facility and their accommodations.
Kevin Fisher, Legend Brands Education Manager, said, “So many years of effort have gone into fulfilling Jim Myers’ vision of education. I think he really saw what education in this industry could be, and now we have the ability to make those dreams a reality in Nashville. To be here on campus with so many classes going on is incredible. The energy, networking, fun – it just can’t be beat!”
The Nashville RSA is called the James C. Myers Education Center, as Meyers was instrumental in establishing the campus in 2003 to make RSA classes easily accessible in the eastern U.S. As Customer Service Manager, Education Manager and Product Development Manager during his time at Dri-Eaz, Myers knew well the importance of education in advancing the cleaning and restoration industry.
RSA course descriptions and the complete schedule are available at www.rsa-hq.com.