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 promoting the flooring trade to national vocational schools to seek for the next generation of flooring installers and become a major feeder for the floor covering industry.
The NFCAP’s program starts with identifying individuals from vocational schools whom are potentially interested in pursuing a career in the floor covering industry. These students receive basic training from manufactures ( Customs, Bostik, Bona, Uzin, Ardex, DuraSeal, etc.) to identify if they find interest in the flooring trade. Those individuals who are interested move forward with the apprenticeship program. Apprentices will spend 3-4 years On the Job Learning and get certified by prestigious floor associations (CFI, NWFA, NTCA, NFCAT, FCICA).
Our ultimate mission is to provide individuals from low income communities with an economic development opportunity in becoming a flooring apprentice to become journeyman and potentially start their own business, which will produce generational wealth. For this reason, NFCAP works with employers, floor-training associations, vocational schools and other schools, and unites the key players to create a pipeline of professional and highly-skilled flooring installers. In this way, NFCAP aims to build futures from the floor up.