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The National Flooring Contractor 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.

What are the components of a Registered Apprenticeship?

BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT

Employers are the foundation of every Registered Apprenticeship program.

STRUCTURED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for typically not less than one year.

RELATED INSTRUCTION

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with technical education at community colleges, technical schools. apprenticeship training schools, provided on-line or at the job site.

REWARDS FOR SKILL GAINS

Apprentices receive increases in wages as they gain higher-level skills.

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CREDENTIAL

Registered Apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential - a 100% guarantee to employers that apprentices are fully qualified for the job.

NFCAP’s Mission

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. 

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LL Flooring | NFCAP — A Partnership to Build the Next Generation of Flooring Installers

Explore how, LL Flooring, in partnership with the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program, is laying down the foundations for the next generation of the flooring trade that will be installing the floors of the future.
LL Flooring Partners with NFCAP to help train Flooring installers

LL Flooring Partners with NFCAP to help train Flooring installers

LL Flooring Partners with NFCAP to Help Train Flooring Installers As the home-improvement industry is booming, it’s harder to meet skilled labor demands. LL Flooring has partnered with the National Flooring Contractors’ Apprentice Program (NFCAP) to offer pro partners trade labor with government…

NFCAP’s Cohort 2 Training Session at Gary’s Job Corps

NFCAP’s Cohort 2 Training Session at Gary’s Job Corps

National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program Active in Florida Neenah, WI, March 17, 2020-Robert Blochinger has been meeting with Job Corps Center in Miami and Job Corps Association in Washington, D.C. to present the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program (NFCAP)…

NAFCT Partners with NFCAP for Installation Apprenticeship program

NAFCT Partners with NFCAP for Installation Apprenticeship program

NAFCT Partners With NFCAP For Installation Apprenticeship Program NFCAP is formed to train and educate students, both male and female, into the flooring installation trade. This group is made of industry veterans brought together to facilitate the installation shortage…

NFCAP is now at
North Texas Job Corps, McKinney

After Gary’s Job Corps at San Marcos, NFCAP (National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program) is now available at North Texas Job Corps Center, McKinney, TX. With a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on 28th February 2023, NFCAP team started the journey to provide NextGen training and certification for pre-apprenticeship programs to the North Texas Job Corps center students. Come join us, and discover what we can achieve together!

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LL Flooring Partners with NFCAP to Help Build the Future of Flooring

As the first national retailer to partner with the apprenticeship program, LL Flooring will connect NFCAP apprentices across the country with participating flooring contractors who will mentor the flooring industry’s next generation of professional installers. LL will also be donating product, providing access to its website and marketing channels, advising on the curriculum, and providing direct financial support to grow the program.

LL Flooring, NFCAP Launch Training Facility in San Marcos, Texas

LL Flooring and the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program (NFCAP) joined forces to launch a training facility at the Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas. Participating Gary Job Corps students began the NFCAP pre-apprenticeship program this spring, preparing for future apprenticeship placements with LL FLooring’s network of independent contractors.

Lumber Liquidators (LL) & NFCAP Unite to Help Professionals

LL Flooring is the first national retailer to partner with the apprenticeship program. Its resources and professional networks will be open for apprentices across the country, which will be mentored by various flooring contractors. Along with donating products, LL Flooring will allow access to its website and marketing channels, advise on the curriculum as well as provide direct financial support to grow the program.

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