The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has partnered with SkillsUSA®, a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the country has a skilled workforce. In today’s blog, Roofing by Curry, one of the top roofing contractors in the local area and a member of the NRCA, discusses what this recent development means to the industry and to homeowners.
SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving close to 400,000 students in high school, college and middle school as well as professional members who are enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Its mission is to “empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens” through educational programs, events and competitions that stir engagement and raise awareness.
As the most-recognized association of roof companies and professionals, NRCA forged a partnership with SkillsUSA in an effort to maintain the continued presence of skilled trades like roofing within the core curriculum in schools. With this, students can gain insight into the ins and outs of the roofing industry and, perhaps, spark interest in pursuing a career as professional roofers. At the same time, the partnership allows NRCA to help its members in addressing work shortages.
What This Partnership Means
The NRCA-SkillsUSA partnership has a tremendous effect on the roofing industry as a whole. For one, it helps ensure an active workforce. Those who begin their roofing careers often have family members who either own or have worked in the business. Incorporating roofing into the core curriculum allows students to learn the basics and maintain an edge in applying for jobs in the industry.
Down the line, these up-and-comers may likely start their own businesses and have success. Such is this partnership and its capability to take the whole industry to newer heights. Indeed, the future of roofing has never been this brighter.
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