Dalton, GA (April 5, 2023) — The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) is excited to announce its first annual day long fundraising campaign to take place on Wednesday, May 3. This event purposefully coincides with National Skilled Trades Day to bring awareness to flooring installation as a skilled trade. National Skilled Trades Day was established in 2019 by City Machine Technologies in Youngstown, Ohio, to raise awareness about the value of the skilled trades workforce in the United States and honor skilled trades workers.
The all-day event will include the FCEF team live streaming, allowing you to join at your convenience. A line up of industry executives and special guests will join the FCEF team throughout the day. The complete schedule with guest lineup is in the process of being developed, and its anticipated release will be in the days to come. FCEF will have a dedicated online donation portal where they will be monitoring contributions throughout the day as they work toward their fundraising goal.
“More information will be coming soon, but for now we’re asking everyone to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 3 as the day to make a commitment in support of the FCEF,” says Kaye Whitener, Director of Operations of FCEF. “We’d love to see all manufacturers, distributors, buying groups and independents use this day to promote support of the FCEF within their organizations. Perhaps challenges are made across competitive lines on who can raise the most support for this very important initiative.”
For more information on the FCEF’s Basic Floor Covering Installation college program visit https://fcef.org/step-up/technical-colleges/
About the Floor Covering Education Foundation
The FCEF was established to support the floor covering industry in several ways depending on the current needs of the industry. The mission of the FCEF is to bring awareness to the opportunities in the flooring industry, recruit new talent, aid in the funding of the student’s education, and facilitate job placement for these individuals into flooring industry careers.