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Better Understanding the Industry Through Research

All of the EGIA Foundation’s activities are predicated on a deep knowledge of the industry, so one of our core undertakings is comprehensive market research. Tapping primary and secondary sources, we cultivate an understanding of the employment concerns facing HVAC contracting companies. This exhaustive research gathers insights and data from and about all corners of the industry, including contracting firms; educational institutions; human resources departments; workers from other, related skilled trades; students of the skilled trades; and more.

This research informs all of the Foundation’s initiatives, from scholarships to career development to education, ensuring we are accurately and efficiently serving the general public and the industry. Additionally, the published research report is made available as a public good to aid in educating the marketplace.

Fast Stats From the Report

Below are three highlights from the report that provide an example of the powerful data gathered to shine a light on the employment gap facing the industry.

Just one in ten students has plans to attend a technical or vocational school after high school

Only 3% of students consider themselves to be extremely or very knowledgeable of HVAC work

The majority of students believe HVAC is not a career that would make their parents proud of them