Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for typically not less than one year.
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The National Flooring Constractor apprenticeship Program is a nonprofit aimed at developing high-skilled floor installers. The goal is to simultaneously enrich the lives of young adults by giving them access to livable-wage jobs, and helping the floor covering industry source the skilled labor that is vitally needed in the current market.
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NFCAP’s Proposed Solution
The floor covering industry is facing a vast shortage of skilled labor. It is forecasted that the industry needs 180,000 new skilled flooring installers in the next decade to stabilize it. The NFCAP will fill the markets vast need by providing a national flooring apprenticeship program that will train and get these young adults into those positions.
The NFCAP’s program starts with identifying individuals from vocational schools whom are potentially interested in pursuing a career in the floor covering industry. Once they are identified, we connect them to flooring contractors to intern (depending on state) and gain a better understanding of the industry. Those individuals who are interested move forward with NFCAP’s apprenticeship program. Once in the program, they take a 6-week intensive training course in carpet and resilient flooring installation with Certified Flooring Installers. After the certification process, the apprentice will then work with one of our aligned employer-partners. The apprentice will be with the company for a maximum of 2.5-4 years, or until competency in the flooring trade is achieved.
Our solution is for these apprentices to become journeymen and potentially start their own business. The NFCAP works with employers, floor-training companies, vocational schools and other schools, and unites the key players to create a supply chain of professional and highly-skilled flooring installers. We aim to establish a standard in the flooring industry. No more poor-quality installers.