Recruitment, Education & Training

Driver Recruitment, Onboarding & Training Resources

The Foundation has funded the development of several driver recruitment and onboarding resources that may be accessed here.

Additional links are available from our YouTube Resources page.

Information on NRMCA's Safety Series (several titles were developed with funding from the Foundation), including driver training, may be found here.

Concrete Industry Management Program

The RMC Research & Education Foundation is one of the single largest supporters of the CIM program including the flagship program at Middle Tennessee State University, and the expansion programs at California State University-Chico, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State and South Dakota State University. Additional information about the program may be found by clicking here.

Concrete Preservation Institute

The Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) is a nonprofit public benefit organization structured and operated exclusively for charitable purposes to provide training and education in historic preservation, stewardship, repair, and research of concrete cultural resources. Their participants include Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and other college students, local high school graduates, and post 9/11 military veterans. Although the experience is inspiring and potentially life-changing for all participants, military veterans tend to identify particularly well with the experience and sites that are uniquely well suited to help them acclimatize and find their path forward after their military service. CPI partners with the National Park Service (NPS), the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy (Conservancy), local communities, and concrete, construction, and other industries to make our program available in three 12 week sessions each year. In addition to advancing concrete repair and preservation on a board scale, CPI focuses on providing youth mentorship through community-based service learning projects and helping our young adult participants develop into future leaders or valued vocational employees, engaged park stewards, and responsible citizens.

"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."

Industry Courses & Certifications

The Effective RMC Supervisor – The Foundation funded the development of this course to assist supervisors who rise up through the ranks and need help transitioning into their new supervisory role. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.

Ready Mixed Concrete Plant Manager Certification Course – The Foundation funded the development of this certification course, which covers product knowledge, environmental issues, safety, business principles, and operational skills. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.

Financial Management Course for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry – This course is designed for mid- to -upper level managers in the industry who do not have a background in financial management, reading and interpreting financial statements. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.

Ready Mixed Concrete Sales Manager Training Course – This course helps sales managers learn how to best manage both their projects and their staff. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.

Plant Operator Certification Student Textbook and Corresponding Instructor Materials – The Foundation funded the development of the Student Textbook and Instructor Materials for this program to assist with making it portable for companies and local groups to hold the program themselves.

"Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves."

Industry Training Publications & Guides

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots - This guide provides information and guidance in areas including, but not limited to, assessing the integrity of the exiting pavement, selecting project candidates, pavement design principles and design life, managing parking lot drainage, and dealing with entry evaluations of adjacent buildings. AutoCAD files are also available for some of the Guide's figures by clicking here.

Guide to Concrete Trails - More and more communities are embracing recreational trails. The Guide to Concrete Trails provides background, details and information about the entire process of installing a concrete trail. There are three versions of the Guide available, including a high-resolution PDF (please note that this version is 45 MB and may take a long time to download), a low-resolution PDF (8 MB), and a PDF optimized for viewing on a tablet (5 MB). To receive the high-resolution version of the Guide on a USB key and/or a hardcopy, please contact Jennifer LeFevre.

Spanish Translation of the Concrete Delivery Professional Program Study Modules and Truck Mixer Driver Manual – The Foundation funded the Spanish translations of these popular training tools to ensure that native Spanish-speaking drivers coming into the industry would be able to take full advantage of training materials.

Certified Concrete Delivery Professional (CDP) Training Videos – These videos complement the comprehensive Concrete Delivery Professional program administered through NRMCA.

Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Craftsman Text – Proper placement of pervious concrete is vital for its success. That is why the Foundation funded the development of this text that serves as a main training tool to support a comprehensive certification for those who place pervious concrete. The certification is administered through the NRMCA and held through local supporting groups.

Text Reference for Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification – This Text Reference is now available for purchase through NRMCA, publication number 2PPCRT. Those interested in the certification may contact NRMCA’s Eileen Dickson for additional details on the certification program.