FORT WORTH, Tex. – The National Wood Flooring Association will launch a federally registered Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship at the Wood Flooring Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1–3. This new apprenticeship designation is designed to assist NWFA individuals in appealing to recent professional exertions in the wooden flooring industry.
“This new program will offer our participants a clear roadmap for developing a pipeline of recent expertise. The talent gap is developing, and the pool of the latest workers coming into the timber floors trade is scarce,” says Brett Miller, NWFA VP of Education & Certification.
The session at the Expo will consist of a step-by-step plan for implementing the program. It could provide information on capability investment for on-the-process education via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and GI Bill funding. This program is a sport-changer for timber floors,” says Michael Martin.
NWFA President & CEO. “It offers the first step forward in attracting new talent to our enterprise. However, it also facilitates us to compete with other trades, which might be vying for the equally restricted skills pool. It helps us to degree the playing field while recruiting.
The program became officially accepted at some point during a signing ceremony with John Ladd, Administrator Office of Apprenticeship at the U.S. Department of Labor, in Washington D.C., on March 21. Interested contributors are endorsed to attend a training session at the NWFA Expo on May 2 led by James (Dudley) Light.
Regional Director on the USDOL/ETA/Office of Apprenticeship, and Stephanie Owen, NWFA Education & Member Engagement Director. Light has been affiliated with the Registered Apprenticeship gadget for 48 years and could provide precious recommendations on implementing and preserving this software to help you develop your expertise pool.