Mike Barnhart, CFO of Eco Plumbers has been using NexTech Academy to grow his company’s workforce. He currently has fourteen students enrolled in the program. He uses a letter of intent exercise to gauge who in his company has interest in NexTech Academy, opening the opportunity to all roles within the company.

“One piece of advice that I have is that you really only want people that are interested in continuing that learning path. We like to think of NexTech more like they are applying for college.”

Watch Mike share his insights below and also check out his student’s experiences with NexTech!


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