FCEF Adds Schools, Resources for Installer Training Initiative

Dalton, GA July 8, 2022-At its board meeting last week, the Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) shared its recent progress in combatting the shortage of flooring installation craftsmen.

Following the successful pilot of a Basic Flooring Installation training program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, GNTC will offer a new, 15-week accredited version of the program in the fall. In addition, nearby Atlanta Technical College will also offer flooring instruction starting this fall as part of its construction program.

“We now have programs active or approved in three states - Georgia, Oklahoma and Utah - and we have nine states with program development in process,” said FCEF executive director Jim Aaron.

FCEF is launching a new recruit-facing website, flooryourfuture.com, offering detailed information about the flooring craftsman career and how to access training opportunities.

To further spread the word, FCEF will provide a digital awareness kit for donors who commit $100 per month and a job/career fair kit for a $500 donation.