INSTALL Expands Apprenticeship Program
Washington, DC, April 1, 2022-INSTALL, a North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, has expanded its apprenticeship program to meet the industry’s increasing needs for more highly skilled installers. With the launch of more INSTALL apprenticeship programs by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) Southwest Carpenters Training Fund (SWCTF) in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as the Buena Park Training Center near Los Angeles, California, INSTALL now offers training programs in two critical southwest locations-significantly increasing its training offerings.
The course offerings in Las Vegas maintain INSTALL’s standards developed and maintained by the Carpenters International Training Fund, manufacturers’ subject matter experts and INSTALL’s professionally trained instructors. The curriculum includes the commonalities inherent in all floorcovering installations and the proprietary requirements of each of the industry’s manufacturers. This helps apprentices and mechanics learn and keep up with the best installation methods for each individual flooring manufacturer.
INSTALL’s curriculum is reviewed regularly to ensure the organization offers the most current and comprehensive training in the industry. And students are encouraged to enroll in career-long training to further expand their knowledge.
To create well-rounded installers, the apprentices go through a four-year apprenticeship of learning delivered at training centers and on the jobsites across the U.S. and Canada. This career-long training delivers the industry’s best and most reliable floor covering professionals.
Whether enrolling as an apprentice in Las Vegas or the Buena Park Training Center, INSTALL’s extensive training program offers a curriculum that requires a minimum of 160 hours of formal training per year and steady jobsite experience.
INSTALL’s west coast training offerings have advanced significantly since the start of the program. Today, the Buena Park Training Center-which opened in 2014-features courses servicing nine INSTALL contractors, while the new Las Vegas center services three INSTALL contractors, and these programs continue. INSTALL plans to expand the ever-growing apprenticeship program into Phoenix, Arizona and into the Pacific Northwest region.