Roofing Education and Training

Comprised of successful contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and roofing industry professionals, the Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is a membership-based organization and endowment fund committed to advancing the roofing industry by funding training initiatives, scholarship programs, and mentorship opportunities. Established within the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) in 1996, the Roofing Alliance is committed to improving the future of the roofing industry by providing funding for roofing education and roofing training to the next generation of talented roofing professionals.

Roofing Industry Recruitment Efforts

With labor challenges present in the industry, the members of the Roofing Alliance provide funding for training programs and project initiatives in the following ways:

Partnering With Schools:

One of the primary goals of the Roofing Alliance is to raise awareness about the roofing industry. The Roofing Alliance continues to develop advanced educational initiatives with several distinguished universities across the nation. The Roofing Alliance supports construction management schools in a variety of ways including:

  • Funding project research programs for faculties
  • Providing scholarship funds for exceptional students and faculty members
  • Providing mentorship through guest lectures and jobsite visits
  • Integrating valuable roofing material into universities’ curriculum
  • Connecting members with local schools to explore internship opportunities

Student Competition:

The Roofing Alliance hosts an annual Construction Management Student Competition in conjunction with the International Roofing Expo®. This event showcases the best and brightest construction management students in the country in a competition that challenges their roofing knowledge and project management and presentation skills. This competition not only educates the students on the many facets of the roofing business, but it’s also a great recruitment tool to discover the next generation of roofing professionals.

Scholarship Programs:

The Roofing Alliance provides scholarship funding for students through the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is designed to provide members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), their employees and their family members the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary degree at an accredited university or vocational program. The recipient can further their education in a four-year program dedicated to the roofing and construction industries. Since the inception of this program, a total of $895,000 has been awarded to 132 students.

Training Initiatives

The Roofing Alliance provided funding to assist with the development of NRCA’s ProCertification® program which is revolutionizing the roofing industry. The goal of the program is to develop a competent, sustainable and high-performing roofing and waterproofing industry workforce by providing individuals with a clear career path based on industry-specific training courses and earned credentials. There are two separate components to the program: training and certifications.

Membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance are available to all roofing professionals. For more information on our organization’s objectives or how you can make a commitment to the Roofing Alliance, please contact us today.