Pompano Beach, FL – The Step-Up Apprenticeship Initiative of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) has teamed up with All American Windows and Doors to add window installation to the many skills it teaches its apprentices. Given HACFL’s current focus on transitioning homes to include impact windows and doors, both for hurricane preparedness and energy conservation, it is imperative that these young apprentices are trained to install windows effectively. In addition, adding this skill set will make these young apprentices more marketable allowing participants to be competitive in today’s difficult job market.

The Step-Up Apprenticeship Initiative is a state certified apprenticeship program that prepares participants to receive state certification in Building Maintenance and Repair, as well as GED’s if necessary. The program was created in 1995 to provide low-income public housing residents access to education, job skills and employment opportunities while working to rehabilitate the housing stock of their community. In 1997, the Step-Up Apprenticeship expanded its recruitment to include low-income residents of the city of Fort Lauderdale. All Step-Up Apprentices are registered with the State of Florida Department of Education, Apprenticeship Division.

All American’s involvement will give Step-Up the training and supervision needed to ensure the apprentices are given first-class training. All American’s partnership with ES Windows ensures the program will be able to provide the highest-quality products at the most attractive price points. The program has already begun and current jobs are underway.

All American Windows and Doors is a fully licensed, bonded and insured, premium impact window and door company based out of Pompano Beach, Florida. The company prides itself on being a one-source solution for energy efficient and high impact ES Window and Tecnoglass products. All American Windows and Doors distributes and installs impact resistant glass products for residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean.