At Shell Roofing Solutions, we support any education program that allows for employee self-development. We encourage our team members to pursue high learning.
Currently we are involving our team members in the NRCA Pro-Certification™ program. This program is going to allow our employees to show their roofing expertise by earning certifications in multiple roofing system installations. As a company we are benefit with higher retention and the ability to share those certifications with our customers.
As a an NRCA Board member, I can validate that the amount of work that has gone into this program. It is enormous but if we are going to improve the professionalism of our industry and retain our employees, we must have strong training, education and the ability to show certifiable proof of the talent of our roofers.
For this month’s influencer topic, I would like to share with you information from the NRCA website at www.nrca.net:
Through a series of assessments, NRCA will certify workers who have met all the requirements for each type of roof system installation allowing them to earn professional credentials. NRCA also will be certifying foremen and other mid-level roofing company personnel.
The goals of NRCA ProCertification™ are to:
Certifications, offered in English and Spanish, include:
The roofing industry is constantly evolving, and as you look for ways to grow your business, you also need to find ways for your workers to grow. This holds true for existing, experienced workers and new employees. Labor shortages and worker retention continue to be a struggle in the roofing industry, and NRCA is helping you address this issue through ProCertification.
When you invest in your workers, you show them you appreciate their knowledge and skill sets and want them to have successful careers with your company. By certifying your workforce, you demonstrate your commitment to professionalism, quality and your employees' futures while also providing your company with a significant competitive advantage.
Additional benefits to certifying your workforce include:
When you consider all the benefits of certifying your workforce, you quickly realize it can dramatically and positively affect your company.
There always will be a strong demand for people who can install roof systems properly and safely. Roofing work allows people to work with their hands to build and create roofs—the single most important component of a home or building that is essential to protecting customers' most valuable possessions. NRCA ProCertification provides experienced roofing workers the ability to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and become certified by NRCA in specific roof systems installations. Professional certification offers workers the opportunity to take pride in and be recognized for their skills and expertise—recognition that can stay with them forever. The demand for skilled roof system installers is real, and the opportunities are limitless.
Additional benefits of becoming an NRCA ProCertified installer include:
Rudy Gutierrez is president and CEO of Shell Roofing Solutions. See his full bio here.