Inspector Training School Educational Foundation

A 501c3 non-profit organization committed to privately supporting the continued growth and development of the ITS and it's graduates.

Based at 6830 Raleigh-LaGrange Road in Memphis, TN

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 11/29/2022

Happy Giving Tuesday! If you participate in the annual holiday of giving back, we have three GREAT organizations that could use your donations.

The North American Forest Foundation could use your donations to ensure our industry and planet continue to thrive. Donate at: http://ow.ly/79FA50LPuUA

The Real American Hardwood Coalition needs donations to aid them in connecting the world to the benefits, beauty, and enduring value of American hardwoods for a sustainable future. Donate at: http://ow.ly/lJNk50LPuUE

The Inspector Training School Educational Foundation works to support the Inspector Training School and the students who attend. Donate at https://www.nhla.com/education/alumni/itsef/.

Timeline photos 11/22/2022

Still time to register!

The more your employees know, the better your whole operation can run. Enroll them in the next 3-Day Intro to Grading Hardwood Lumber course in Upland, CA! Time is running out; class is just a few weeks away! http://ow.ly/5k8050LL8M6

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Awesome!

Shout out to NHLA National Inspector Benji Richards and the students of our recent Short Course in Crossville, TN, with the Tennessee Forestry Association! You are a great group of people!!

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These courses have also been approved for CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters. For questions, contact Carol at NHLA: [email protected].

The more your employees know, the better your whole operation can run.

Enroll them in the next 3-Day Intro to Grading Hardwood Lumber course and the 2-day Intro to Log Grading course in Rutherfordton, NC.

Time is running out; class is just a few weeks away! Register today!

3-Day Introduction to Grading Hardwood Lumber - www.nhla.com/rutherfordton

2-Day Introduction to Log Grading -
www.nhla.com/gilkey

Photos from Real American Hardwood's post 11/09/2022
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The more your employees know, the better your whole operation can run.

Enroll them in the next 3-Day Intro to Grading Hardwood Lumber course and the 2-day Intro to Log Grading course in Rutherfordton, NC.

Time is running out; class is just a few weeks away! Register today!

3-Day Introduction to Grading Hardwood Lumber - www.nhla.com/rutherfordton

2-Day Introduction to Log Grading -
www.nhla.com/gilkey

Timeline photos 10/24/2022

Students of NHLA Inspector Training School (Class #200) held a cookout after they finished their 4-week exams on Friday. Way to go, guys! We're glad you were able to blow off some steam! You're halfway there.

10/20/2022

Did you know that the NHLA, Inspector Training School is a member of the Apprenticeship Program? If your company is interested in joining the NHLA Hardwood Lumber Inspector Apprenticeship program, contact Carol McElya (NHLA Industry Services Project Manager) at 901-399-7563, or [email protected].

We had a great day presenting Apprenticeship TN 101 to members of the Better Business Bureau yesterday! Several local employers attended the meeting to learn more about creating a pipeline of quality employees to their workforce. If you would like to learn more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program to grow your own- please give us a call! We are happy to meet virtually or in person!

09/29/2022

Congratulations to Mitra Reese, the winner of the ITSEF 50/50 Raffle! The winning ticket was drawn during the NHLA Grand Finale, in Cleveland, OH. What an exciting night, all 200 tickets were sold! We sincerely appreciate everyone who supported the Inspector Training School Educational Foundation by participating in the raffle. Thanks to you, ITSEF will make great strides in supporting the Inspector Training School and it's students!

Timeline photos 09/29/2022

Welcome to Memphis, Class #200!

Join us in welcoming Class #200 of NHLA Inspector Training School! Thank you to the of the previous 199 classes for setting a strong foundation for these students, who are now part of the storied tradition.

09/22/2022

Make sure to get your 50/50 Raffle tickets before they sell out. Chance to win up to $10,000! The best part is that you’re supporting the foundation providing scholarships to independent students of the Inspector Training School. Your support is greatly appreciated!

09/22/2022
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There's still time to register!

Advance your job into a career! The NHLA Inspector Training School offers hands-on training, smaller classes, a completion time of just 8-weeks, and a 98% job placement rate. Our next class starts Sept 26. Register now! http://ow.ly/S8EW50KIhTP

National Tradesmen Day 09/16/2022

Today we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the skilled tradesmen and women of the hardwood lumber industry. Thank you for all you do, we appreciate you!

National Tradesmen Day Let’s come together to express our gratitude to the tradesmen (and -women) of the country.

09/11/2022

Never Forget.

Education | National Hardwood Lumber Association 09/01/2022

The 200th Class of the NHLA Inspector Training School has been approved for continuing forestry education credits by the Society of American Foresters. The class will count as 50 credits (category 1) for students who need continuing education credits in forestry.
To register: www.nhla.com/education. Class begins 9/26/22 in Memphis, TN! For more information contact Carol at [email protected] or 901-399-7563.

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09/01/2022

How would you like to win $10,000 at the NHLA 2022 Annual Convention? The Inspector Training School Educational Foundation’s Annual 50/50 Drawing can make that dream a reality. During the convention, ITSEF will be selling a total of 200 raffle tickets at $100 each. The proceeds will be split evenly between one lucky winner and the Foundation. Buy a ticket and support the continued development and growth of the Inspector Training School and its graduates.
#5050 $10k

08/12/2022

Congratulations to the first three students of the NHLA Inspector Training School's Apprentice program! Way to go, you are on your way to Journeyman status!
Pictured left to right are: Christian Nagle, Stephen Minick, and Zach Hunt, along with Matson Lumber's General Manager Burt Craig.

Timeline photos 08/06/2022

Congratulations Class 199!

Congratulations to all NHLA Inspector Training School graduates from class 199! Are you interested in a career in the hardwood industry? Our next class begins on September 26. Register now! www.nhla.com/applynow

07/26/2022

Did you know that the NHLA, Inspector Training School is a registered apprenticeship program sponsor? Apprenticeships are a work-based learning model where apprentices have supervised on-the-job training, along with job-related education, all while earning a wage that increases during the progression of the program. To find out how you can become an employer partner in NHLA's program, please contact: Carol McElya with NHLA at 901-399-7563 or [email protected]. https://www.tn.gov/apprenticeshiptn/find-a-program.html

07/22/2022

Yesterday was the final day of NHLA's 3 Day Introduction to Grading course hosted at our facility. There was a great turn out and had an awesome group who learned the basics of Hardwood lumber grading!

Timeline photos 07/20/2022

Are you looking for a career with unlimited advancement opportunities? Register now for class 200 of NHLA Inspector Training School! Let us help you find your passion in just 8 short weeks. Visit www.nhla.com/applynow.

Timeline photos 07/14/2022

This ring is from a graduate of the 7th Class of the NHLA Inspector Training School. Yes, the 7th Class which graduated in July of 1951. Did you know that you can use our NHLA Alumni Gallery to find class photos and identify alumni? All you need is a name or class number to get started. Check it out at https://www.nhla.com/education/alumni/alumni-gallery/

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Quote by Benjamin Franklin. Let's work together to strengthen the industry and help spread knowledge! 3 Day Hardwood Lumber Grading workshop coming to Franklin, PA on July 19th. See details below or contact Carol McElya, with NHLA, at 901-399-7563. See you there!

A trained is a valuable employee. Learn the basics of hardwood lumber grading with our 3-day Short Course in Franklin, Ron Jones Hardwood Sales, Inc.! This class is perfect for , , , , and more! Register here:
https://bit.ly/Ronjones

Photos from Keystone Wood Products Association's post 07/08/2022
07/08/2022

Today is National Math 2.0 Day! We celebrate the hardwood lumber inspectors who are using their math skills every day to calculate formulas such as surface measure, just one of the necessary steps in determining the grade of hardwood boards. Ready to put your math skills to work? https://www.nhla.com/education/

07/07/2022

Did you know that instant hot chocolate contains cellulose, or methylcellulose, the main building block of wood? This form of cellulose acts as a thickening and binding agent. Happy World Chocolate Day!

07/01/2022

Are you looking for a career with unlimited advancement opportunities? It's the perfect time to register for class 200 of NHLA Inspector Training School! Let us help you find your passion in just 8 short weeks. Visit www.nhla.com/applynow.

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ITS Mission Statement

The Inspector Training School strives to educate the future Lumbermen of tomorrow in hardwood grading rules and ethics.

ITS Administrator, Carol McElya, is a member of: The Lumberman’s Club of Memphis and the Association of Career & Technical Education, Tennessee chapter.

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6830 Raleigh LaGrange Road
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38134

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