Join us as we discuss how we begin to Move this Mountain … with solutions to the shortage of professional installers … with you and the Floor Covering Education Foundation working together! Research conducted by the Blackstone Group confirms that our industry is currently facing a crisis stage in our shortage of professional installers and will likely be 6,000 to 8,000 shy each year for the next 10 years. That number will likely be worse since we do not have helpers who are able to migrate into installer roles when others drop out. The formation of the Floor Covering Education Foundation is created to begin to address the immediate shortage and start building a foundation for our future.
FCEF is charged with recruiting, scholarships and job placement of new talent into the flooring industry. We will be introducing our industry to high school students through the interactive hands-on training experience with Build My Future Flooring Events.
In order to pool our voices, strengthen our resolve, energy and resources as professional flooring dealers, the WFCA has made membership free to all primary members.
Join us as we discuss how we begin to Move this Mountain TOGETHER.
After the session, join Kaye Whitener from 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. for the Discussion Hub in Booth 2241 in the Installer section. This is your chance to network, meet and greet, and to discuss the industry’s most pressing hot topics, challenges, and opportunities.Register