Carpet Installation Training in Marietta, Georgia Taking Applications

Kansas City, MO, July 24, 2015—Goodwill of North Georgia, the Chattahoochee Technical College and the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) are conducting an intensive carpet installation training program October 5 to 23 at the college in Marietta, Georgia.  

The course instructors are members of the CFI, Shaw Technical Services and NWFA teams that are well known worldwide for the success of their instructional programs. To address the shortage of flooring installers, Spectra Contract Flooring collaborated with Goodwill to develop an installation program to put installers to work. 

Through the efforts of Bill Richards and others at Spectra, CFI conducted a pilot program in May that has proven successful with veterans entering the flooring installation field. Sponsors who participated through this partnership were Patcraft, Shaw Industries, Mapei and Traxx. A relationship exists between Goodwill, Chattahoochee Technical College, Spectra, NWFA and CFI to assist dealers in their search for qualified, well-trained individuals. 

The cost per student is $2,050 if paid directly to Goodwill. However, veterans and women who want to learn the trade may be eligible for grants and should contact Goodwill directly to initiate the required paperwork.

The carpet course will include all facets of training, including estimating, product knowledge, business skills for the independent worker, soft skills and all applicable hand-skills. The focus of the training is hands-on, working in modules to become proficient to enter the workplace upon graduation in the commercial and/or residential field.

Chattahoochee Technical College has dedicated space for the hands-on training complete with the modules and tools that are provided by CFI. Goodwill has developed a very extensive network in the community to assist those in search of employment

The students will also have the opportunity to participate in the National Wood Flooring Association’s training program. 

The graduates will receive a CFI Certificate of Training and be eligible to return for certification with completion of two years of active flooring installation experience. 

For further information or to enroll in the program, contact Quasandria Turner, special projects coordinator at (678) 766.8163 and/or  For information concerning the structure of the training, please contact Jane Walker at 816.231.4646. Class size is limited.

Related Topics:Shaw Industries Group, Inc., NWFA Expo, Spectra Contract Flooring