Workforce development at its finest - the Apprenticeship model allows people entering the workforce to receive hands-on training alongside experts in the industry.
On the Job Training
Workers install carpet, linoleum, and soft tile on floors, walls and stairs at residential and commercial site. This type of work includes the preparation of the surface, measuring and calculations, cutting and fitting and sewing carpet. This program requires 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year.
Monthly 2-day classes are scheduled throughout the year as supplemental instruction to go alongside on-the-job training. Safety classes including First Aid and OSHA 10 are included along with trade skills like blueprint reading, construction math, tools of the trade and ARDEX training. Industry leaders and reps are invited to teach.
Support and Resources
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