One of the most frequently cited concerns among home services companies is an inability to find qualified employment candidates. Some estimates indicate that 115,000 HVACR workers will be needed by the year 2022, while HVACR training and education programs graduate only a small fraction of that number each year. As more and more people seek out career oriented employment, the general public will beneﬁt by gaining an increased understanding of the potential for a viable career in the home services trades.
The EGIA Foundation works toward solving both problems in order to expand the benefits the general public receives from the home services industry and uplift the industry itself. On the industry side, we undertake research to deﬁne and articulate career paths that are available in home services and actively promote them to the general public. On the public side, we identify a motivated and ambitious potential workforce and help develop their industry-specific skills through a scholarship program and collaboration with trainers, likeminded organizations, education programs, trade schools, colleges and universities.