To recognize the growing impact young people are having on the wood flooring industry, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has established the Next Generation Award. And congratulations go out to the first recipient of the Next Generation Award, 11 year-old Fineas Luca from Woodinville, Washington.
Several years ago …
“To reach more flooring professionals and to offer a new, cost-effective, convenient way to provide training basics without the burden or cost of travel,” NWFA University (NWFAU) was instituted. ‘“Our hope at the time,” says NWFA President & CEO, Michael Martin, “was to engage with younger generations in ways they already embraced – digitally. Never, in our wildest dreams, did we imagine we'd have an impact on an 11-year-old protégé.”’
Fineas, son of NWFA member Dinu Luca, ADL Floors Inc., “is the youngest person to successfully complete all of the NWFAU courses in the Installation learning path and the Sand & Finish learning path. To accomplish this, he took 72 required courses, and passed each of the assessments, scoring 80 percent or higher for each. The Next Generation Award was presented to recognize Fineas' accomplishment, and to encourage him and others to remain engaged with life-long learning.” Congratulations Fineas!
Visit www.nwfa.org to learn more about the NWFA University.