This new partnership will provide much needed employment opportunities for youth and women, with an opportunity to join a highly respected workforce field.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2017
In an effort to help tackle some of the challenges faced by the roofing and solar industry, longtime National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) member and GAF Master Elite President’s Club awarded contractor, Chandler’s Roofing of San Pedro, CA recently joined the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) and partnered with non-profit organization Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles (W.I.N.T.E.R.).
The roofing industry is facing several key challenges that requires the focus of industry leading contractors, manufacturers and distributors to overcome, including an aging work force and workforce gap, technology / solar / robotics advancements, immigration reform and stifling regulations.
“We can all sit and gripe about the issues that the industry will face over the coming years, or we can come together as industry business leaders, roll up our sleeves and help solve the challenges,” commented Chandler’s Roofing partner and president, Trevor Leeds. “We have been a member of the NRCA on a national level since 2006 and we felt there were western region focused issues and even more specifically, Los Angeles and Orange County roofing and solar matters that we could potentially help solve which led us to the WSRCA and WINTER. We are excited to work closely with both organizations.”
Chandler’s Roofing expects to get involved in WSRCA events and committees while getting more entrenched in helping communicate with local, state and federal politicians on issues the roofing industry faces. “We are excited to have Chandler’s Roofing as part of the Western States family. Chandler’s president, Trevor Leeds was introduced to us, with the highest recommendations, as one of the most progressive thinkers in our industry. We love it when members fully engage with the association, and utilize the resources WSRCA offers. They'll be great to work with,” stated WSRCA Director of Membership, Alec Ward.
Through WINTER, Chandler’s Roofing is looking to build a partnership within the greater Los Angeles community to help bring women and at risk youth into the roofing industry with the help of Chandler’s industry, manufacturing, distribution and contractor relationships in the region. “There is a huge workforce gap in our industry right now and an aging workforce that will soon be retiring out of roofing,” states Leeds. “Additionally we have a real problem getting women into the roofing industry while concurrently some of our local public high schools are seeing elevated dropout rates. Getting involved with WINTER gives us an ability to help educate our youth on the many opportunities that the roofing industry provides, while preparing these young women and men with the skills necessary to enter the roofing workforce.”
“Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles is excited to work with Chandler's Roofing in San Pedro. This new partnership will provide much needed employment opportunities for youth and women, with an opportunity to join a highly respected workforce field,” shared Alexandra Torres Galancid, Executive Director of W.I.N.T.E.R.
The roofing industry in the US is a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of many different channels including residential and commercial contracting, manufacturing, distribution and ancillary technology service companies that support the industry. Additionally, solar and other leading technologies will play a greater role within the roofing industry over the coming years.
“We must stay ahead of the curve and keep focused on how technology advancements will change our industry over the coming decades to remain competitive as a company and as an industry,” commented Leeds.
About Chandler’s Roofing:
Originally established in 1942, Chandler's Roofing has been recognized both regionally in Southern California and nationally, earning leading roofing industry awards such as 2011 Roofing Contractor of the Year, 2010-16 Angie's List Super Service Awards and the prestigious Master Elite President’s Club award status with America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF from 2013-16. With a long history in high quality craftsmanship, Chandler's Roofing is skilled in multiple residential, commercial and industrial roofing applications, providing complete, solar, rain gutter, insulation, skylight and custom sheet metal solutions to its clients. For more information about Chandler's Roofing visit http://www.chandlersroofing.com.
Western States Roofing Contractors Association is a non-profit regional association of roofing, roof deck and waterproofing contractors and industry related associate members. The WSRCA’s purpose is to provide assistance to enable its members to operate successfully and competitively, and is vital to the successful operation of member companies. For more information about WSRCA visit http://www.wsrca.com.
W.I.N.T.E.R. YouthBuild Program offers students an opportunity to become new contributors in the community with students receiving the necessary life skills and job readiness training to successfully transition into a career. W.I.N.T.E.R. is committed to community transformation through education, life skills training, employment training, violence prevention strategies, and family advocacy.
W.I.N.T.E.R. YouthBuild Program champions the spirit of progressive education by providing a rigorous, standards-based education and the opportunity to experience the world around us.
In addition to core academic classes, W.I.N.T.E.R. provides a rich elective and innovating program that offers our students a chance to explore construction and the public utilities industry. W.I.N.T.E.R. students can “test drive a career” and learn about the skills and earning potential these careers offer. For more information about W.I.N.T.E.R. visit http://www.winterwomen.org.