FCEF Meets with Key Stakeholders to Address Installer Crisis

Dalton, GA, June 16, 2021-During its first in-person board meeting with new executive director Jim Aaron at the helm, the Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) brought together representatives from all aspects of the flooring industry-trade organizations, suppliers, training professionals and retailers-to address the installer crisis.

Prior to the board meeting, several board members as well as FCEF leadership met with representatives from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Georgia State Representatives. The board strongly feels that the absence of flooring installation as a course of study in high schools and technical colleges has perpetuated the consistent decline in the number of available flooring installers. The discussion focused on how flooring could become part of the curriculum offered in TCSG schools across Georgia. 

FCEF’s board officially reconvenes in November.