A nation where undergraduate students, parents, and school advisors view HVAC and other home service trades as a first-choice career.
To increase the amount of students entering the HVAC Industry by changing current perceptions within the general public and making connections between students and job creators.
The EGIA Foundation encourages students to pursue HVAC careers by providing pathway plans, scholarship opportunities, positive ideals, resources, and personal connections.
Over the past two decades, our network has been experiencing the effects of the shrinking skills gap. It is reported that 25% of the workforce will be of “retirement age” by 2020. At the same time, the home improvement industry will see a 15% growth in the number of jobs created just to meet the expected demand.
These challenges became the catalyst to create the EGIA Foundation. The EGIA Foundation was formed by the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to contractor success and the advancement of the home services industry. Through an extensive strategic planning process, EGIA established a vision and separate board of trustees to govern the EGIA Foundation.
The result: a nonprofit organization with a nationwide allied network that is taking on the challenge of reversing the misconceptions created by those outside the industry and developing a sustaining workforce made up of each successive up-and-coming generation.