Washington – The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) and Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently partnered to expand awareness of floor covering trade careers and promote scholarships and training opportunities available.
FCEF, in partnership with the International Certified Flooring Installers Association, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, and the National Wood Flooring Association, recently 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 its 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.
“We know that retailers and installation companies are looking for qualified installers,” said Jim Aaron, executive director of FCEF. “BTF’s platform will help us connect employers with those looking for work in the construction industry. We invite interested hiring managers to post their job openings and invite qualified job seekers to apply.”
“Building Talent Foundation is committed to helping individuals secure fulfilling careers in residential construction,” said Branka Minic, CEO of BTF. “We’re excited to partner with FCEF and raise awareness among young people and career changers about the rewarding employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in this segment of the homebuilding industry.”