The Floor Covering Institute of Australia (FCIA) always have many projects on the go which they use to help FCIA apprentices gain hands on experience in various flooring tasks. Depending on the project undertaken, some of the experiences include laying new carpet, carpet tiles, vinyl planks, sheet vinyl as well as gaining knowledge of moisture testing and sub-floor preparation.
Some of the FCIA’s upcoming projects include:
Pine Rivers Public Golf Club (Qld)
TAFE Queensland Skills Tech are working with the Pine Rivers Public Golf Club to refurbish the flooring in the Members’ Clubhouse. The clubhouse, an old building in need of significant refurbishment, is located on public land at 245 Narangba Road, Kurwongbah, in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It is run by a not-for-profit management committee supported by the local Council.
A team of FCIA apprentices, enrolled with TAFE Queensland Skills Tech, will install a range of new floorcoverings in the bar area, pro-shop fitting room, men’s change room and outdoor veranda area, providing a much-needed facelift to the entrance to the clubhouse.
The FCIA thank the Pine Rivers Golf Club, TAFE Queensland Skills Tech, and MEGT Australia, for their support of the FCIA’s industry driven apprenticeship program.
The project will be conducted, and a formal handover of the renovated clubhouse in March 2019.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. (WA)
Up to 8 FCIA flooring apprentices enrolled with North Metropolitan TAFE will be working closely with the Parkerville Children and Youth Care charity to refurbish the flooring in one of their Foster Care homes. They will be completely refurbishing the flooring in the foyer, hall, lounge, dining, kitchen, carer’s room and 5 bedrooms at Narbethong Cottage which is the foster care residence for a family of 4 children and a Parkerville carer.
Parkerville was established as an orphanage in 1903 and has accumulated 115 years’ experience supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and their families in Western Australia. Their mission is to protect, care, advocate and promote recovery for children and young people who have experienced trauma from abuse, to support families and to work with the community to prevent child abuse.
The FCIA thank Parkerville, North Metropolitan TAFE, AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship services, for their support of the FCIA’s industry driven apprenticeship program.
The project will be conducted, and a formal handover of the renovated Narbethong Cottage in February 2019.
The Chairman of the FCIA, Mr Andrew Lewis, stated “This is a unique program bringing apprentices, TAFE, industry, trainers, and the community together to provide genuine career opportunities for young people.”
The FCIA gratefully acknowledges our Member manufacturers and suppliers such as Armstrong, Kevmor, Airstep, Mapei, MJS Floorcoverings, Integra Commercial Flooring, Signature Floors and Tuftmaster who will donate their time, expertise and materials to these wonderful projects.