Since 2006, America Training Solutions delivers more than 60 face-to-face continuing education (CE) seminars a year to building-design professionals across the United States and Canada, offering AIA and LEED/GBCI credits. America Training Solutions education seminars offer up to 8 CE credits per day in a convenient and professional environment, including breakfast and lunch.
With over three decades of combined experience in international business consulting, Principals Mrs. Danie Couture and Mr. Stephane Forget deliver high-quality continuing education seminars for architects, designers, specifiers and LEED Accredited Professionals. In addition to AIA credits, America Training Solutions offers IDCEC, AIBC, AAA, OAA, and, most importantly, LEED or GBCI credits. America Training Solutions is a USGBC Continuing Education Provider and Partner.
Continuing education (CE) is the most effective method for a manufacturer to meet with architects, designers and specifiers. Design professionals need multiple CE credit hours every year for license retention and association requirements. If you an accredited CE provider, our seminars are the most efficient and cost effective way to present your products to multiple firms at one time. We’ll help you collect business leads and build relationships with architects and LEED professionals. Our team can also help you develop a course to become an accredited CE provider.
Danie Couture, Principal
Born in the province of Quebec, Canada, and now an American citizen, Danie Couture graduated in Public Communications with a specialty in Public Relations and a minor in Administration from the Laval University in Quebec City. In addition, prior to moving to the United States, Danie served as Financial Services Manager for National Bank of Canada where she managed the bank’s business development and customer loyalty programs.
Specializing in international business development, Danie worked at the Canadian Consulate in Raleigh, NC, for over eight years where she developed and maintained a wide network of contacts in North and South Carolina in several sectors of the economy. Within the construction industry, Danie gained great experience in planning, organizing and delivering continuing education seminars, business missions and commercial matchmaking activities for Canadian manufacturers. She is recognized for her professionalism, motivation and ability to communicate with people.
Stephane Forget, Principal
With a background in administration and accounting, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Quebec University in Montreal, Stephane Forget is an international business development specialist. Former Senior Trade consultant for CMHC International, Canada’s National Housing Agency, Stephane is specialized in project management and event organization. He distinguished himself by his leadership and exceptional customer service.
Over the years, Stephane developed an extensive network of contacts in the construction industry, and he possesses an excellent knowledge of the United States construction and green-building market. He organized multiple trade-mission and export activities in the United States, the Caribbean, Japan, China, and the UK. Action and result-oriented, he enjoys the challenges of growing profitable business relationships and demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Michael Daigle, Marketing & Event Coordination
Michael graduated from UNC Charlotte in April 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication. Prior to graduating, Michael interned with our team in event planning in cities around North America. He also served as sales associate for Oakley. His creative mind, previous marketing and sales experience, and excellent client services skills support our client-centric business model.
Christa Andraos, Business Development
Christa is an international business development specialist with more than 25 years of experience in helping companies assess their readiness for exporting/importing. Christa connects companies with the right foreign partners along with developing their international presence in North America, the Caribbean, and Europe. She has worked and lived in Austria, Greece, and Kuwait and has always enjoyed building and strengthening companies’ export and import success in foreign markets. Christa has worked with multiple USGBC and AIA chapters and organized dozens of networking events and continuing education seminars for design professionals. She works with ATS as an independent Consultant.
Fabio Interdonato, Market Development – Latin America
Fabio is a marketing professional with extensive experience in project management and brand management, specialized in the area of pharmaceutical, housing industry, cosmetics and common and luxury consumer goods. He has a very large knowledge of national and international markets. He is also recognized for his decisive leadership style and his continuously brewing creativity. He helped organize events in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Fabio loves to communicate with people; he is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian. He works with ATS as an independent Consultant to develop the Latin America Market.