American Floorcovering Alliance Donates to Georgia Northwestern Tech
Dalton, GA, August 12, 2022-The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) has donated $135,000 to Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) to support the college’s flooring industry programs.
Due to pandemic-related revenue shortfalls and event cancelations, AFA’s board of directors recently voted to close its doors, said Stephanie Manis, owner of Capital Contract Services and former executive director of AFA.
GNTC added a flooring production program in 2019. The flooring production operator and flooring production technician certificate programs have been designed in partnership with the industry to provide a foundation of skills to prepare an individual to begin a successful career in the industry.
The flooring production operator technical certificate is available to students who successfully train in the operation of industrial equipment used in flooring manufacturing. This introductory program gives an overview of the flooring industry and prepares students for employment in a variety of positions within the flooring industry.
The flooring production technician technical certificate is available to students who successfully train in the basic maintenance and set-up of industrial production machinery used in flooring manufacturing. Basic skills provide for opportunities to upgrade or for entry-level employment in the industry.