VCAD is Affiliated with NKBA


16, 2021
VCAD is Affiliated with NKBA

Calling all interior designers and architect assistants! If you thought the curriculum for VCAD’s Interior Design and Architecture Design & Technology programs weren’t enticing enough, you now have even more reasons to enroll in these programs with our official affiliation with National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

In partnership with NKBA, current VCAD students receive some of NKBA’s amazing benefits while they are currently enrolled:

  • Free NKBA membership
  • Discounts on NKBA Professional Knowledge publications & certifications
  • Professional review of two drawing samples annually at no charge
  • Access to the JOBS portal, which includes internships
  • Free Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) Expo pass
  • Option to enter Student Design Competition for a chance to win $2,500

As a student designer, NKBA will provide you with a gateway to building your professional career network. NKBA offers programs that will help advance your career, deepen professional networks, and connect you to successful members in their kitchen and bath community.

Any connections or networks you can obtain while being a student is imperative in the interior design and architecture fields. With access to the employment portal and other networking opportunities, you can apply for internship opportunities and expand your industry contacts, while you prepare for a lucrative career in design and remodeling.

You also have the opportunity to enter your design projects in the Student Design Competition for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship and become featured in the Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine. To enter, you must plan a beautiful, safe, and functional space, incorporating creative design statements and aesthetically pleasing design solutions. Winning this prestigious design competition will help you to further increase your industry visibility and receive recognition among your peers, which will allow you even more networking opportunities within the kitchen and bath industry. Entrance is free and the deadline to enter is June 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Last, but certainly not least, your NKBA membership will allow you to attend the annual KBIS Expo free of charge and learn about the latest trends, products, and technologies related to your field.

The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963, NKBA has evolved into a world-learning trade association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers and other industry professionals. Learn more here.

As a current VCAD student, you can now join NKBA as a student member. Fill out the Student Membership Form here

VCAD offers career-focused training in a number of art and design fields. To learn more about interior and architecture design programs, fill in the REQUEST INFO form.