RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 12, 2022–
LL Flooring, (NYSE: LL), one of the nation’s largest specialty retailers of hard surface flooring, and the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program (NFCAP) mark a milestone with the opening of the first training center of the initiative in partnership with the Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas. This spring, participating Gary Job Corps students will begin the NFCAP Pre-Apprenticeship Program to prepare for apprenticeship placements with LL Flooring’s Independent Contractor Network.
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Carlos Mongalo, founder of the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program, gave Gary Job Corps students a flooring installation tutorial at NFCAP’s new training center in San Marcos, Texas. The Gary Job Corps site is the premier NFCAP training facility, where pre-apprentices will gain experience installing flooring using LL Flooring products. Students will also be connected with participating LL Flooring contractors to serve as mentors for their learning. (Photo: BusinessWire)
Gary Job Corps’ NFCAP facility includes classrooms, training stations, and state-of-the-art training equipment. Pre-apprentices will work with quality LL Flooring products to hone their flooring installation skills, and classes will be led by NFCAP approved instructors.
“LL Flooring is dedicated to developing a new generation of high quality installers and contractors who take pride in their craft, and that is why we are investing in this partnership with NFCAP,” said Damien McGaugh, Vice Senior President of Sales at LL Flooring. “We’re very proud to support NFCAP at the Gary Job Corps Center, and we’re excited to play a role in mentoring a future pool of talented installers who can make our customers’ floors look great and perform perfectly.”
As the first national retailer to partner with the apprenticeship program, LL Flooring lends resources and introductions to its professional networks to NFCAP. LL Flooring’s efforts include connecting NFCAP apprentices with participating flooring contractors to serve as mentors. LL Flooring will also donate products, advise on the program and provide financial support to develop the program.
Carlos Mongalo, the founder of NFCAP, emphasizes the importance of a collective spirit and corporate support to fill the labor gap in flooring. He cites the launch at Gary Job Corps as a milestone as it is the largest Job Corps center of 200 nationwide.
“The beauty of Gary Job Corps is that flooring contractors across the country can send prospective high school graduates as well as veterans to train in flooring installation at a facility with the best resources and products. of LL Flooring,” Mongalo said. “Partnering with Gary Job Corps is a first step in integrating this learning into other Job Corps across the country to help us train the next generation of flooring installers.”
Mongalo, himself a second-generation flooring installer, adds that the industry will benefit from more consistent quality work, which can be taught more effectively through apprenticeship.
“We believe NFCAP is a great program for our students because it provides them with a career path to one day become business owners,” said Lorraine Lane, Executive Center Director for Gary Job Corps. “We look forward to seeing the future success of our students becoming flooring contractors running their own businesses.”
About LL Flooring
LL Flooring is one of the nation’s leading specialty retailers of hard surface flooring with over 430 stores nationwide. The company seeks to provide the best customer experience online and in-store, with over 500 varieties of hard surface flooring offering a range of quality styles and on-trend designs. LL Flooring’s online tools also help customers find the right solution for the space they have envisioned. LL Flooring’s vast selection includes waterproof vinyl planks, solid and engineered hardwood, laminate, bamboo, porcelain tile and cork, with a wide range of flooring upgrades and finishes. accessories to complete. LL Flooring stores are staffed by flooring experts who provide advice, Pro Partner services and installation options for all LL Flooring products, the majority of which are in stock and ready to ship.
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The National Flooring Contractor Apprenticeship Program is a non-profit organization aimed at developing highly skilled flooring installers. The goal is to simultaneously enrich the lives of young adults by giving them access to well-paying jobs while helping the flooring industry find the skilled labor that today’s market sorely needs. To help solve the problems posed by the impending shortage of installers and contractors, NFCAP is working with businesses and federal programs to recruit and train a new workforce across the country.
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