DLI School Offers Full Slate of 2024 Courses Professional Training In-Person, Virtual, or On-Your-Own
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2023
CONTACT: Harry A. Kimmel III, APR
DLI School Offers Full Slate of 2024 Courses
Professional Training In-Person, Virtual, or On-Your-Own
The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s School of Drycleaning Technology (est. 1927) offers a full-slate of courses for newcomers to the industry and long-term, experienced cleaning professionals. Learning best practices and results-driven standards at DLI’s school empowers staff to perform their duties correctly with confidence, reducing the amount of time spent on garments and garment failures in the cleaning, spotting, or finishing processes.
Long-term, experienced drycleaning staff members can also learn some new techniques at the school. “The way it’s always been done” might not be the most efficient or safest way to process garments. Over the last 97 years, DLI’s instructors have surprised even the most experienced cleaners with new information to help them improve productivity.
DLI offers its signature traditional in-person One-Week Introduction to Drycleaning and Two-Week Advanced Drycleaning courses twice in 2024. These courses are designed to teach students the drycleaning principles and best practices.
DLI’s On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning and On-Site Advanced Drycleaning courses run consecutively over a three-week period. Students taking both courses back-to-back receive a discounted rate.
On-Site One-Week Introduction to Drycleaning Course
DLI’s On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning Course is suited for experienced individuals or those who are new to the industry. It will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DL’s School of Drycleaning Technology in Laurel, MD.
Some of the topics the one-week course explores include:
- sorting loads for drycleaning
- drycleaning science
- fibers and their characteristics
- fabric construction
- cleaning silk, satin and other fabrics
- soil and cleaning theory
- operating a drycleaning machine
- stain removal chemistry and procedures including removing ink, coffee, grease and other stains from clothing
- pressing pants, coats and skirts
- using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality
- and more.
Tuition for DLI’s One-Week On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning Course is $1,595 for non-members. DLI members receive discounts ranging from 20% off to absolutely free depending on membership level.
On-Site Two-Week Advanced Drycleaning Course
DLI’s On-Site Advanced Drycleaning Course runs immediately after the On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning course.
The two-week course is better suited for those who have finished the introductory course or who have hands-on production experience and knowledge of basic stain removal and finishing techniques.
Course topics include:
- designing a cleaning plant with the most effective work flow
- pressing laundered shirts
- understanding the differences between solvents including perc, GreenEarth and hydrocarbon
- getting clean, white laundry
- cleaning and preserving wedding gowns
- current regulations facing the industry
- customer service techniques for cleaners
- using bleaches without damaging fabric color
- and more.
Tuition for DLI’s On-Site Advanced Drycleaning Course is $2,195 for non-members. DLI members receive discounts ranging from 20% off to absolutely free depending on membership level.
385th One-Week Introduction to Drycleaning Course
March 4 – 8
385th Two-Week Advanced Drycleaning Course
March 11 – 22
386th On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning Course
October 7 – 11
386th On-Site Advanced Drycleaning Course
October 14 – 25
On-Site General Drycleaning Course
Students taking DLI’s On-Site Introduction to Drycleaning and On-Site Advanced Drycleaning Courses together enjoy a reduced tuition rate of $2,895 per student for non-members. DLI members receive discounts ranging from 20% off to absolutely free depending on membership level.
Virtual Stain Removal Course
DLI is offering three sessions of its Virtual Stain Removal Class covering everything from fiber identification and characteristics to stain removal chemistry and procedures to using bleaches and specialty products such as digesters, amyl acetate and acetone to assist in the spotting process.
Classes meet virtually over seven days. Attendance at all seven sessions is required to achieve a passing grade in the course. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are represented by week below.
Spring 2024 Virtual Stain Removal Course
April 30, May 2
May 7, 9
May 14, 16
Summer 2024 Virtual Stain Removal Course
July 9, 11
July 16, 18
July 23, 25
Fall 2024 Virtual Stain Removal Course
September 10, 12
September 17, 19
September 24, 26
Tuition for DLI’s Virtual Stain Removal Course is $695 for non-members. DLI members receive discounts ranging from 20% off to absolutely free depending on membership level.
In addition to its structured, formal courses, DLI’s school offers self-guided courses for students who prefer to learn at their own pace or aren’t able to attend the in-person or virtual courses. DLI issues certificates of completion to all students who pass the final exam at the end of each course. Available courses include:
- Customer Service in Drycleaning
- Drycleaning Finishing Procedures
- Drycleaning Fundamentals
- Fibers & Fabrics
- Stain Removal
Get more information on each course at DLIonline.org/SelfStudy
Strength in Numbers
All professional drycleaning and laundry businesses are invited to join DLI and participate in these programs at discounted rates, access DLI’s on-demand training video library, and enjoy the many benefits of DLI Membership. Call 800-638-2627 or visit DLIonline.org/Membership for more information. New members will receive a new membership package containing significant savings totaling more than $2,000 off from industry manufacturers, distributors, and service suppliers.
For more information or to register for any of DLI’s courses, contact DLI at (800) 638-2627 or visit www.dlionline.org.
DLI exists to help member drycleaners succeed.
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