‘Everybody Needs a Roof’: How a New Job Academy Plans to Turn Roofers into Millionaires – Fast Company

‘Everybody Needs a Roof’: How a New Job Academy Plans to Turn Roofers into Millionaires – Fast Company

March 5, 2020

“On a rainy afternoon in February, fourteen vocational students have gathered in bucolic Parsippany, New Jersey, for what looks like an unconventional Project Runway challenge…

“The impetus behind this crash course in roofing is to bring more workers into the industry—a goal that presumably also has a bearing on the company’s bottom line. In a 2019 survey of roofing contractors, nearly three-quarters of those surveyed expressed frustration over rising labor costs and a shrinking workforce.”

“One of the greatest challenges facing the roofing industry today is a shortage of skilled labor. We saw the Roofing Academy as a way to address that by training new workers and connecting them with contractors.”

David Millstone, co-CEO of Standard Industries

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