The future of roofing is promising. However, the industry is short of young craftsmen

14 january 2023
- We want all roofers to enjoy easier life, as their work is often stressful. - said Bogdan Kalinowski, president of the Polish Roofers Association, in his speech. On the stage he was accompanied by the vice-president of the Association, Ryszard Piwowski, who primarily devoted his part of the lecture to the education of the young generation of roofers. The gentlemen presented their speech at the second Roof Forum in Targi Kielce.

The roofing profession keeps changing

- The prosperity period is phasing out, more difficult times can make us more creative - not only as roofers, but also as entrepreneurs - emphasized Bogdan Kalinowski. The Polish Roofers Association works towards showing industry representatives how to operate in an ever-changing market. - Our next goal is to integrate the environment. Integration positively affects communication, and thus the quality of the services we offer. The possibility of consulting other roofers is invaluable - noted Roman Piwowski, Vice-President of the Association.

- Roofers profession  will always be regarded a traditional profession, but this does not mean that we are not open to modernising - said Bogdan Kalinowski.

PSD initiated the creation of "Roofing Guidebooks", in which you can find all the necessary rules when it comes to roof making. “The times are getting more and more demanding, and customers are more and more scrupulous about our work.  We want the art of roofing to be based on universal guidelines - emphasised Bogdan Kalinowski.

The young generation of roofers

What can be done to make the roofing profession more attractive from young people’s perspective? PSD has developed the "Profession of the future - roofer" program - business insiders encourage young people to start a career in the industry. Young people can study "roofing techniques" - there are 6 classes at technical school and 15 classes at vocational school with a total of 160 students who learn the tricks of the trade.

The future of the roofing profession

What is the industry’s shape in the years to come? What should roofers, tinsmiths and carpenters be ready for?

- Prospects are promising, roofers care about their brands. They are eager to educate, develop and learn new technologies - said Bogdan Kalinowski, and Roman Piwowski added: -There are also more and more carpentry enthusiasts.  The milieu integration makes us know each other. We are happy to cooperate with each other. However, a small number of young roofers willing to learn the profession may pose a challenge, noted Roman Piwowski.

- We always need successors, which is why we keep promoting the roofer's profession and encourage the young generation to start a career in the industry - summed up Vice-President Piwowski.

The Polish Roofers Association has operated since 1999. There are 15 branches all over Poland, with 620 companies associated, i.e. several thousand members.  The owner of the bimonthly magazine "Nowy Roofer" is also on the members' list.


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