LL Flooring Partners with Installer Apprenticeship Program
Richmond, VA, September 16, 2021-LL Flooring, formerly Lumber Liquidators, announced a partnership with the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program (NFCAP), in efforts to lend its resources and professional networks to help address the future need for flooring contractors and advance the profession. LL Flooring made the announcement during the annual Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) conference in Austin, Texas.
LL Flooring will connect NFCAP apprentices across the country with participating flooring contractors who will mentor the flooring industry’s next generation of professional installers. LL will also be donating product, providing access to its website and marketing channels, advising on the curriculum, and providing direct financial support to grow the program.
A recent study found that the nationwide industry will see nearly 200,000 installers and contractors retire over the next few years.
NFCAP is working with the Department of Labor and the National Job Corps to connect with vocational schools and training programs across the country, the goal being to reach interested young tradespeople and link them with an LL Flooring contractor to get them on the track to certification. Currently the NFCAP has apprenticeships underway in California; additionally, the program is fully approved in Texas, and it’s on track for approval in Florida, Illinois, and Nevada.
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