The 10 Laws of NexTech Academy

Let’s face it: finding qualified technicians isn’t as easy as it once was. Most companies have realized this fact and shifted their hiring practice towards finding candidates with the right attitude. Technical skills can be trained! When NexTech Academy – Nexstar’s online, self-paced, trades-focused technical training school – was introduced in 2018, it was an […]

NexTech Academy Coaching Assignments

What’s New at NexTech Academy? Since the formation of NexTech Academy, the coaches have served as subject matter experts, creating content for NexTech’s plumbing, HVAC, and electrical programs. Now that much of the content has been created, and in some cases re-created, the coaches of NexTech Academy are shifting into a coaching and support role […]

Our Electrical Coach’s Favorite Lesson: Switching Configuration

Over a year ago, our online trade school program has decided to move away from the traditional textbook look and feel. We wanted to redesign the content in our electrical program to fit employed students who are pursuing continuing education. We wanted to deliver a new and improved interactive learning experience with relevant information that […]

How Much Money Does a Technician Earn?

Everyone wants a job they love. Of course, love can mean different things to different people. Some employees want challenges. Some workers look for flexible hours. Many people want long-term job security. Your list is going to suit your specific lifestyle and needs. But there is one attribute that everyone can agree on: good pay. […]

Our HVAC Coach’s Favorite Lesson: Diagnosing the Refrigerant Charge

Over a year ago, our online trade school program has decided to move away from the traditional textbook look and feel. We wanted to redesign the content in our HVAC program to fit employed students who are pursuing continuing education. We wanted to deliver a new and improved interactive learning experience with relevant information that […]

Plumbing: Water Heater Troubleshooting

Over a year ago, our online trade school program decided to move away from the traditional textbook look and feel. We wanted to redesign the content in our plumbing program to fit employed students who are pursuing continued education and additional training. We wanted to deliver a new and improved interactive learning experience with relevant […]