Improving the general public by uplifting the industry

The EGIA Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to expanding the benefits the public receives from the home services industry through education, research and the development of the next generation of qualified workers.

The EGIA Foundation passionately pursues its mission through:

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Funding, conducting and publishing in-depth, impartial research into the industry and the internal and external forces affecting it. This research serves to establish a baseline and to identify key areas for improvement – both in terms of how the public can maximize the value received from the home services industry, and how companies involved in the industry can attract and qualify skilled workers to better serve their customers. The published research will be made available as a public service that can help educate the marketplace.

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Defining and promoting career paths that deliver lifetime opportunities for people who enter the home services industry. Work with contractors, manufacturers, distributors, general public, students’ parents and educators to identify needs of potential workforce and employers, and communicate career options to same group. Collaborate with training and certification programs to articulate benefits, requirements, potential employers and earning/employment expectations to above mentioned group.

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Collaborating with educators at training and certification programs, trade schools and junior or community colleges to identify strong candidates to enter the home services industry and educate them on the skills needed to advance the public’s satisfaction with said industry, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, which is increasingly valuable and attractive to the public.

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A scholarship program that actively eliminates barriers to allow ambitious, excited and committed individuals from all walks of life access to employment in the home services industry. In order to eschew partiality and absolve the Foundation of any conflicts, a third-party scholarship service will administer the program, selecting candidates based on criteria including an application essay and interview in order to gauge acumen, long-term interest and ability to excel in the industry. The scholarship will deliver valuable workers to home services companies while offering the general public a path of entry to employment in the industry. The scholarship will support academic and trade education at community colleges, colleges and universities, private career schools and trade schools that offer courses relevant to the home services industry nationwide.

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Educating the marketplace and the general public. Outgoing communications campaigns convey the home services industry’s benefits to the general public, while expanding awareness of it. Furthermore, promotion of the scholarship, published research, energy efficiency and the many additional benefits the home services industry provides the general public lower the barriers of employment entry to the marketplace.

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Coordinating efforts with other academic and non-profit foundations that have goals and purposes consistent with the specific purposes of this corporation. Ensure collaborative synergies are leveraged where available, and that the Foundation’s activities are not redundant.