Learn more about FCEF programs and how we’re creating solutions.
Making Our Vision a Reality
With a primary goal of reducing the shortage of installation craftsmen in the flooring industry, we look for ways to make the biggest impact. Each of our initiatives is focused on one of the three primary components of our mission – recruitment, scholarships, and placement.
The more support we have from the industry – whether through financial support, donations of tools and products for training, donated manpower as our feet on the ground in local communities, or help spreading awareness – the more we can accomplish. We are proud of the milestones we’ve reached so far, but we won’t stop until qualified installation craftsmen are readily available in all markets.
Technical/Trade School Programs
One of the contributing factors leading to the enormous lack of qualified flooring installers is the absence of any structured training program within the technical and community college systems.
Penny Per Square Foot Partners
Supporting the FCEF and helping to grow your business with the availability of qualified flooring craftsmen can be as simple as one penny per square foot. We’re working with suppliers to make supporting FCEF simple.
Our founding sponsors made it possible for FCEF to get started and have been instrumental in getting us where we are today. But they can’t do it alone. We need the entire industry to STEP UP!
FCEF Discusses Next Steps for Installer Recruitment Campaign
Welcome to Board members of the Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) are meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this week to discuss progress of the installer recruitment campaign and the executive committee’s plans for 2022. Read more at floortrendsmag.com.