Bryant Johnson, executive director of the TCA Team, the ceramic tile and stone consulting subsidiary of the Tile Council of America Inc. (TCA), spent five days training high school students how to install ceramic tile in the kitchen, laundry and powder rooms, garage hall, master bath and basement bath floors of the Livingston Area Vocational Center's (LAVC) showcase home in Pontiac, Ill.

"This is the first time ceramic tile installation has been included in the Livingston vocational course," Johnson said. "We are delighted that ceramic tile has been added to the curriculum."

The TCA Team sent an instructor, and TCA members donated materials for the tile installation -- including Florida Tile Industries Inc., Schulter Systems, Custom Building Products and distributor Keen Tile.