Press Release

July 7, 2021 (West Bloomfield, MI) – The Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy, which provides training for high school students, Veterans, and others looking for a career in a fast-growing, high-demand construction industry, announces that John MacFarland will be the Curriculum Advisor for their Painting Courses.

John MacFarland is the President and CEO of MacFarland Painting, as well as Managing Partner of My Local Pros. As a Licensed Builder since 2005, John has built a business that has navigated difficult economic times while growing each year throughout the process. As a former football coach, John has a fiery passion for encouraging people to succeed. He believes that demand for Tradespeople will only continue to increase because outsourcing is not a viable option and there will always be a demand for great people that actually “do things”, no matter the technological advances in the world. Innovation and Process Development are topics that John has presented at Conferences to other Painting and Construction Companies - he loves to talk “shop”

John will review and approve the Instructional materials for NCCER’s Painting Level 1, 2, and 3 books and NCCER’s Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Level 1 and 2.

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Through recruitment, training and placement, the online Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy will increase skilled craft workforce in safety, painting, and disaster restoration industries by encouraging high school students, Veterans and others to consider these fields.