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 appeal to new professional exertions into the wooden flooring industry.
“The talents gap is developing, and the pool of latest workers coming into the timber floors trade is scarce,” says Brett Miller, NWFA VP of Education & Certification. “This new program will offer our participants with a clear roadmap for developing a pipeline of recent expertise.”
The session at Expo will consist of a step-by means of-step plan for implementing the program, and 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 actual 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 equal restricted skills pool. It helps us to degree the playing field while recruiting.”
The program became officially accepted at some point of 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 an training session at the NWFA Expo on May 2, led by way of 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 percentage precious recommendations on how to put into effect and preserve this software to help you develop your expertise pool.