Look who’s in the kitchen with Lowe’s

Lowe’s has announced that it will partner with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) to launch a program to educate and train Lowe’s employees who specialize in interior kitchen and bath projects.

Because of this membership and training program, Lowe’s employees who work in the kitchen cabinets, countertops and fashion plumbing departments and as interior project specialists will have the opportunity to earn NKBA certifications.

Eligible Lowe’s employees will have the opportunity to take NKBA courses and exams and earn the following certifications: Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD), Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Bathroom Designer (CBD) and Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). The certifications are voluntary and not required to perform the employee’s job function. To become certified, applicants must meet minimum levels of education and experience, and pass comprehensive exams.

“Lowe’s employees showcase dedication, passion and skill every day serving customers,” said Scott Purvis, Lowe’s VP human resources for stores. “The new relationship with the NKBA provides more opportunities for our kitchen and bath designers to build their skill sets and help customers turn the dreams for their homes into realities.”

The NKBA curriculum will include offerings in a virtual classroom environment, the joint announcement said.

Lowe’s employees who receive the certifications will have updated name badges for customers to identify their certifications in-store.