Housecall Pro, a software platform used by over 20,000 home services companies to run their business, launches Trade Academy to help secure the future of the next generation of tradespeople.
Trade Academy focuses on delivering value to trade school students, job seekers and home service business owners. The site is a free resource that hosts industry-specific job boards where home service businesses can create an employer profile, post open job listings and search resumes of qualified candidates in their area.
Along with a job board that is highly specialized to each trade, the site releases weekly blog posts and resources to support job seekers and employers. Topics range from interview questions, to trade school costs, to job description templates and much more.
In addition to the job board and hiring resources, Trade Academy is launching a trade school scholarship fund totaling $25,000 for the 2021-2022 school year. Initially open to candidates in the HVAC/R industry, students planning to enter HVAC/R trade school are eligible to win one of ten $2,500 scholarships to use toward their education.
Today, young people are often told that going to college for a four-year degree is the only path to success and wealth. This is one of the biggest reasons for the huge labor shortage in the skilled trades. The Trade Academy scholarship fund aims to tackle that shortage and encourage more young people to start a career path that will persevere through the economy’s ups and downs.
Trade Academy, along with founding sponsors Housecall Pro, WD-40 and TrueWerk, are dedicated to playing their part in filling the labor shortage and empowering the next generation of technicians and business owners. Visit www.tradeacademy.com for more info.