We partner with colleges to bring the future of the flooring industry an opportunity to network and submit resumes for immediate & future opportunities in the industry.

About Future Connections

Future Connections is not only an exciting opportunity for those in the job market and those looking to hire; it is also an opportunity for the industry as a whole to position itself as a viable choice for the next generation of workers and create a draw for young talent.

Partner With us

AFA, as a not-for-profit association, is working to partner with Colleges to assist with the industry concerns of labor shortage in our area.  Future Connections began in 2019 to assist students as they navigate into the future seeking a rewarding career. We are working to help fulfill the needs of the industry while helping your students find a prospective career. With your partnership, AFA will provide an area for you to display your promotional literature during Future Connections, listings on FloorTek promotional pieces, show website and during radio ads. AFA will supply email marketing materials to you for distribution to students. During FloorTek your students will connect with the most innovative leaders in the flooring industry including carpet and hard surface, along with machinery suppliers which produce machines to make these outstanding products. Through our networking event during FloorTek, students will be given the initiative to further advance their career aspirations and provide more information on specific interests impacting their future career. Your school may also consider a field trip to visit FloorTek and possibly awarding extra credit to students which attend FloorTek. Additionally, proceeds from the VIP Golf tournament, held in conjunction with the show will go toward a scholarship awarded to the student writing the best essay in identifying their choice of the most innovative product on display at the show. The scholarship award will be presented at the AFA annual meeting to be held in October 2021. Exact date is not set at this time. Although any contribution will be accepted towards this event, we are not charging any fees to you nor the students. Attached is our 2021 partnership application. Please email the application as well as your logo to my assistant, Sarah Swafford, at afa@americanfloor.org
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Get Your Golf On at the FloorTek Open

The FloorTek Open golf tournament serves as a fun kickoff for the Expo, while also creating an important opportunity for fundraising. All proceeds will go into our scholarship fund to benefit a rising senior with interest in the flooring industry.

FloorTek Open Scholarship Fund– How To Apply

Applicants for the scholarship should be graduating seniors who demonstrate a history of volunteerism in the community specifically in non-school sponsored activities. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or technical school
  • Must visit the FloorTek Expo 2021 
  • Complete application 
  • Submit an essay covering their view of the “Most Innovative Item” on display at FloorTek Expo 2021, detailing how they feel it will influence the future of the flooring industry
  • Submit a resume that includes career objectives 
  • Unofficial copy of student transcript

Applicants should email their applications, essays, resumes, and unofficial transcripts to manis@americanfloor.org to apply. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION


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