Everyone in the roofing industry can agree with the proposition that training and education are crucial to the industry's future and require a great deal of diligence, thought and effort. Deciding how to move this from a proposition to a reality gets more dicey.
For example, should NRCA be the leader in training entry-level workers? If so, where does that leave union apprenticeship programs? Is a certification program for workers the logical approach? If it is, how is that developed, marketed and administered? Does NRCA run the risk of alienating members who already have superior worker training programs? And—not insignificantly—who's going to pay for all of this?
Here are a few things we know: