Trade Academy HVAC Scholarship
Housecall Pro’s Trade Academy launches second year of HVAC Scholarship, awarding emerging HVAC leaders with $50,000
The 2022 Trade Academy Next Generation Scholarship program, presented by Housecall Pro® in partnership with WD-40 Brand and Truewerk, has opened. The scholarship application is open through December 31, 2022.
Housecall Pro®, a software platform trusted by over 25,000 home service companies, launched Trade Academy in 2021 as a free resource that hosts industry-specific job boards. The platform, created as part of the Housecall Pro mission to champion pros to success, is fully committed to delivering value to trade school students, instructors, job seekers, and home service business owners.
“One of our key goals for Trade Academy is to encourage more young people to consider careers in the trades,” said Roland Ligtenberg, Co-Founder of Housecall Pro. “Students are often told that going to college for a four-year degree is the only path to success and wealth—but we see in our data that it’s not true. So we created the Trade Academy scholarship fund to inspire the next generation of Pros to start a fulfilling, lucrative career in the trades.”
“The skilled labor shortage is one of the most significant challenges the U.S. economy is facing right now,” said Steve Brass, CEO of WD-40 Company. “We hope that by supporting the Trade Academy’s Next Generation Scholarship we can increase career and technical education programs and support and encourage the next generation to consider pursuing a career in the trades.”
Oscar Torres, an HVAC student in South Texas and one of the winners from last year’s scholarship, said, “This scholarship is an opportunity for me to continue my education and it motivates me to do better once I’m in the field.”
Up to 20 winners of a scholarship will be awarded $2,500 each for tuition and tools—plus a year’s supply of WD-40 Brand products, a Truewerk workwear system, and a year-long Housecall Pro ‘Essentials’ subscription.
Students can apply by visiting TradeAcademy.com as well as the direct application link. Scholarship applications must be submitted by December 31, 2022.