How Nexstar Network’s Industry Experience Supports NexTech Academy Training

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NexTech Academy is among the most effective providers of online technical training programs for HVAC technician training, electrical training and plumber training. But who is NexTech Academy and how did they earn their reputation?

NexTech Academy was an idea born from necessity and developed by members of the Nexstar Network, an organization of residential contractors in plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

Nexstar Network was founded in 1982 as a way for owners of HVAC, electric and plumbing companies to network with colleagues. The idea was to make each member better by working together, sharing best practices and finding innovative solutions that would address common challenges. Hence, the Nexstar Network motto of Success Through Education and Sharing.

Among the biggest challenges Nexstar Network members faced was finding, hiring and training technicians. This is the need that lead to the creation of NexTech Academy. It is a natural extension of the Nexstar Network motto and proven to be a highly effective response to meeting the need to train technicians.

What Makes NexTech Academy Stand Out?

There are a number of trade schools and vocational training programs that HVAC, plumbing and electric technicians can choose to attend. So what’s unique about NexTech Academy? For starters, NexTech Academy is an online technical training program that was started by and operated by, business owners like you. The courses aren’t a collection of outdated academic lessons. The curriculum consists of current, real world learning that prepares technicians for what they will face in the field on day one. In short, the NexTech Academy program is designed to be flexible, affordable and exceptional.

Real World Topics for Real World Service Calls

NexTech Academy topics and lessons are culled from Nexstar Network members. This way we can be sure that the NexTech Academy courses are addressing the needs of business owners and following the best practices of Nexstar Network members.

We teach your technicians the things you want and need them to know. And not just the knowledge they need to get started. NexTech Academy provides expert insights and understanding that they will need to advance and become top technicians.

NexTech Academy even offers training on soft-skills. These are the skills your HVAC, plumbing and electric technicians will use to build rapport, confidence and satisfaction with customers. Ultimately, these are also the same skills that will be used to increase sales when they are in the field and diagnosing issues.

Vocational Training That Follows the Code

Not only does NexTech Academy instruct technicians on the best practices and preferred methods of Nexstar Members, but it also provides curriculum that follows both International Code Council (ICC) and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) model codes. So you can be sure the techniques your technicians are learning and will provide to customers in the field, is safe and meet the latest code requirements.

Online Technical Training That Doesn’t Interrupt the Work Day

Another aspect that makes NexTech Academy unique is that your technicians learn at their own pace. Nothing is rushed, nothing goes too slow. The technicians move at their pace—and the pace of your business. Because all NexTech Academy courses are online, you can have technicians cover topics when it doesn’t interfere with your business’s needs. We built it to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the student and the business owner.

Tap Into Business Backed Vocational Training

There are many choices for online vocational training, but few, and perhaps none offer the complete package of NexTech Academy. Created by business owners to meet the needs of business owners, NexTech Academy is a powerful resource, and potentially, the number one reason to be a Nexstar Network member. That’s because only employees of Nexstar Network members can enroll and complete NexTech Academy courses. Now, with the launch of NexTech 2.0, courses are more affordable and the learning platform greatly improved.

Put the NexTech Academy advantage to work for your business by having your HVAC, electric and plumbing technicians start their training today.

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We have been working hard on improving NexTech Academy, making changes to the program that will reduce the operating expenses. We updated pricing in September 2019, and we are launching new training resources to Nexstar Network members in Spring 2020.

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