NARI is offering a new certification -- the Certified Remodeling Carpenter (CRC) Program -- intended for students and new remodeling pros. Trained Certified Remodelers administer the training through NARI chapters.

NARI has partnerships with school districts and corporate sponsors. "Schools benefit from the infusion of in-kind and financial support from private industry, and NARI members build connections with potential future employees," NARI executive vice president Kevin McNulty says.