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SCMA Supply Chain Management Association 21st Annual Workshop

Total Education is pleased to support and exhibit at the 2013 SCMA – Supply Chain Management Association Annual Conference on October 9th at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna.



Carmen Sparg Total Education’s 21st Century Learning expert will share her knowledge of classroom design and product solutions that support knew initiatives in education.

Total Education is the leading supplier of VS product in the BC Education market and a key resource for Supply Chain Manager’s across the province.

This year’s conference “Growing your Procurement Strategy” is the 21st Annual Supply Chain Management Workshop and Total Education is proud to be a valued supplier, sponsor, exhibitor and participant.

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The SCMA writes on the event page:

Growing your Procurement Strategy

Date: October 9th – 11th, 2013

Location: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

With delegates and tradeshow vendors from throughout the province; a wide range of industry sectors are represented including private sector, high tech industries, manufacturing, healthcare, municipal/ provincial/ federal government, school, districts, services, etc.

This year we are bringing back a full day Professional Development Seminar for our SCMP delegates to earn additional 5 maintenance credits prior to the Annual Workshop. This workshop is open to our accredited SCMP’s, regular members of SCMA and non-members from the supply china management community. SCMP accredited members of SCMABC are eligible for 10 CPD maintenance credits through participation in the 21st Annual Workshop; others should check with their organizations for eligibility.

Whether a SCMP designation holder or not, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities provided with this workshop and perhaps a bit of down time away from the day to day office environment in this beautiful location.

We are looking forward to chatting with you at the workshop


St. Georges School

Every once in a while you do a project that makes you want to smile. It touches a spot within you, one deeper than financial gain or professional satisfaction. That feeling knows that in some way, you’ve consciously helped to shape our future generations.  That’s the way I felt when I looked at the completed classrooms at St. Georges School for boys in Vancouver (  There was something about having the classroom furniture set-up in those majestic halls, which spoke volumes over what you see in the brochures and even our own showrooms.  There is something real about it.
Let me fill you in on where I’m coming from:  At the 2000 World’s Fair, held in Hannover, Germany, they showcased different ways to improve the relationship between humankind, nature, and technology. Interestingly enough, one of the questions this state-of-the-art event asked was what the school of the future will look like. The answer:
The Fridtjof-Nansen Study
To measure the benefits of a more ergonomic classroom – with its pedagogical possibilities and new motion-friendly teaching methods – this acclaimed primary school hosted a four-year study dedicated to exploring the relationship between a student’s opportunity for in-class motion and their health, well-being, and classroom performance. VS provided all the ergonomic furniture for this “school of the future,” including flexible, movable seating, height-adjustable desks, and versatile, easy-to-reposition work surfaces.
After the installation at St. Georges School for boys, and looking into the Fridtjof-Nansen Study, I realised the school of the future was a lot closer to today than we may have thought ten years ago.


Furniture isn’t just a capital purchase anymore, to lay bricks and mortar for education to take place in a space.  It’s a part of that space, and as much as anything else, it’s a part of the education we provide.  The leading innovation in the furniture that St. Georges School selected, communicates through the quality and design that they are a forward thinking organisation. 
We’ve seen the studies encouraging movement in the classroom, and speaking about total cost of ownership, but being able to put that into a simple, straight-forward specification isn’t always easy.  With help from Fielding Nair International ( – architects and change agents for education design, and internationally acclaimed educational facilities), we were able to deliver a solution that incorporates forward-thinking design and promotes the best value of total cost of ownership.
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