Posts Tagged ‘National Apprenticeship Week’

National Apprenticeship Week: Finding the Future of the Film Industry

Nov 16th, 2022

This week marks the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide effort to recognize apprentices’ vital place in the labor force. More than two years after founding Myrtle Beach, S.C.’s, Palmetto Protection Films, co-owners Matthew and Kristy Yelle reflect on an apprenticeship’s significant role in their early successes. The Grumpy Monk “Matthew and I knew […]

2022 Goals

Dec 29th, 2021

The New Year is nearly here and so are new opportunities. Last week, film shop owners shared their 2022 goals. From training apprentices, leaning on others, emphasizing new business segments and building brands, the resolutions were varied. Today, I’ll share three things I aim to accomplish in the next 12 months. 1. Amplify Industry Voices […]

The Wide World of Window Film

Dec 15th, 2021

I’ve traveled more than ever in 2021, and it wasn’t for vacation. From October 4 to December 9, I traveled to shops in Texas, Georgia, Nevada and South Carolina, connecting face-to-face with owners, installers and apprentices. Boarding six planes in 66 days, I had the opportunity to learn from industry veterans. I was welcomed with […]

The New Guy Meets the Newer Guy

Dec 8th, 2021

I don’t meet fellow window film newbies often. This industry is brimming with industry vets carrying resumes spanning longer than my 25 years of life. During my three-day visit at Palmetto Protection Films in Myrtle Beach, S.C., I learned from a veteran and bonded with a rookie. 20-year-old Donovan Whitley is new to the window […]

National Apprenticeship Week: Training the Next Generation

Nov 17th, 2021

This week marks the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), a nationwide effort to recognize apprentices’ critical role in the labor force. The window film industry is one of shared knowledge, a culture fostered by a desire to train the next wave of installers. Veterans are leading the charge. “Apprentices are the future of a […]

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