FCEF & Building Talent Foundation Partner to Fight Installer Crisis

Dalton, GA, April 1, 2022-The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) and Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently partnered to expand awareness of floorcovering trade careers and promote scholarships and training opportunities available. 

BTF is a non-profit, for-impact organization, established by twenty leading homebuilding companies, and committed to building a sustainable residential construction workforce. Flooring installation is a part of every residential construction project and offers creative and fulfilling work; however, flooring is often forgotten when people talk about trade careers. 

FCEF’s initiatives help to recruit, scholarship, and place tomorrow’s flooring craftsmen. Recently, FCEF, in partnership with the International Certified Flooring Installers Association, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, and the National Wood Flooring Association, has created the Basic Floor Covering Installation program for the Technical College system and just received accreditation for the program. A high school program to be embedded within a four-year construction program is also in development.

FCEF will promote training with their approved training providers, and scholarship opportunities on BTF’s residential construction career website-JobsToBuild. The two organizations will jointly launch a flooring career informational page, where young people and career changers can learn more about opportunities in this sector. In addition, FCEF will offer BTF’s job board as a tool to both flooring craftspeople looking for career opportunities and employers looking for talent. In turn, BTF will provide career coaching and job placement assistance to FCEF graduates and scholarship recipients who register on JobsToBuild.