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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"

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At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

You’ll learn about:
  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Carpet and Upholstery Care

    Carpet and Upholstery Care

    This online course covers the many kinds of carpet in use today. Explains the importance of preventive maintenance. Gives step-by-step explanations of the various carpet-cleaning methods available, explaining which is best to use on different types of carpet. Covers stretching, bleeding, insect attack, and many other carpet problems, and suggests remedies. Concludes with a lesson on upholstery fabrics and their care. Carpet and Upholstery Care is available in online and course manual formats.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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    • Course Manual $57.00

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    Lesson 1 - Carpet Materials and Construction


    Carpet construction; Types of carpets; Carpet padding and installation; Carpet color

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the different parts of a carpet and explain the function of each.
    – Compare the natural and synthetic fibers used in carpet yarns, and list the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    – Describe the construction of the major types of carpet.
    – Explain why padding or cushioning is used under carpet, and describe the different padding materials, both natural and synthetic.
    – Explain how problems can develop in a carpet that is not installed correctly.

    Lesson 2 - Preventive Maintenance & Routine Carpet Cleaning


    Dirt-catching devices; Routine vacuuming; Vacuum cleaners; Static electricity treatment; Protecting carpet yarn from crushing

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the sources of soil that make a carpet dirty.
    – Name the common types of dirt-catching devices, and explain how each works and where it is used.
    – List the steps that you should take to police an area for preventive carpet maintenance.
    – Explain how weekly vacuuming differs from daily vacuuming, and tell what kind of equipment is used for each.
    – Name the parts of a vacuum cleaner, and explain how the vacuum works.
    – Explain how to care for carpet in germ-sensitive areas.
    – List conditions that lead to static buildup, and explain how carpets can be treated to prevent it.
    – Describe the devices that prevent furniture and chair legs from crushing carpet yarn.

    Lesson 3 - Periodic Carpet Cleaning


    Shampooing frequency, methods; Water extraction; Dry powder, foam shampooing; Wet foam shampooing; Sanitizing; Soil retardants

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the factors that help to determine how often you should shampoo a carpet.
    – Name the four most common carpet shampooing methods.
    – Explain how to make an area ready for shampooing.
    – Describe each of the following shampooing methods: water extraction, dry powder, dry foam, and wet foam.
    – List advantages and disadvantages of each of the above shampooing methods.
    – Explain how to "set the pile" of a carpet after shampooing and tell why it is important.

    Lesson 4 - Carpet Care Problems


    Uneven wear; Rippling; Seam problems; Shedding and pilling; Bleeding; Fading; Rapid soiling; Crushing; Mildew; Electric shocks; Insect attack; Stains; Burns; Spot repairs

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe several ways of dealing with uneven carpet wear.
    – Define the terms stretching, buckling, and rippling.
    – Describe the problems that can occur in carpet seams.
    – List the carpet problems commonly handled by a custodian as well as those that require the services of an expert.
    – Explain how the problems of shedding, sprouting, and pilling differ.
    – Name the five most common causes of rapid carpet soiling.
    – Explain how to repair crushed pile yarns, cigarette burns, and mildew in carpet.
    – Explain the step-by-step procedure for removing an unknown stain from a carpet.

    Lesson 5 - Upholstery Care


    Upholstery fabric types; Weave and texture; Nonwoven fabric; Padding and filling materials; Routine care; Shampooing; Special problems

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the natural and synthetic fibers most frequently used in upholstery fabrics.
    – Name the tasks that you should perform as part of daily and weekly upholstery care.
    – List the procedures and materials that you should use to remove stains from upholstery.
    – Explain why it is important to know what padding or filling materials are underneath upholstery before you shampoo it.
    – Describe the step-by-step procedure for preparing to shampoo upholstery.
    – Describe wet foam, dry foam, water extraction, and liquid dry cleaning shampooing methods.
    – Explain how to solve common upholstery problems, and recognize when to call an expert.

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