NAFCT Adopts Diversity StatementSarah Fike
December 16, 2020 — The National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) is proud to announce the adoption of a diversity statement. The statement was voted in by the Board of Directors. A special thank you to Alex Wiedenhoeft and Patricia Vega for their help in crafting the diversity statement. The NAFCT Diversity Statement reads as follows:
The National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) is committed to the educational and technical advancement of all its members, with the goal of elevating the professionalism and quality of work done by NAFCT certified professionals, and thereby the flooring industry at large.
NAFCT seeks and embraces people of all backgrounds, this includes persons of varying beliefs, abilities, race, ethnicity, age, national or regional origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, political affiliation, family status, physical ability, or any other factor not germane to the curricular and testing standards necessary to complete the technical requirements for NAFCT certification.
NAFCT will work to ensure that this commitment extends to everyone, and that the flooring industry benefits from the qualities and perspectives of the fullest diversity of professionals now and into the future.
NAFCT will uphold these principles with regard to leadership of the association, trainers, schools, and certificate-holders, and will work actively to improve its support for the equitable inclusion of all people working to enhance their technical and professional understanding of floor coverings.
Founded in 2020, National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association formed with the purpose to improve the flooring industry by partnering with industry experts, manufacturers, and other flooring associations to provide accessible, affordable, advanced training and certification programs. NAFCT was developed to assist in bridging this gap and to develop low, no cost structured certified training programs directly to the installer. Visit NAFCT.com or @NAFCT4U on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more.