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Dear Fellow Industry Professionals,
Continuing this week’s articles, provided below is Part 3 of 5 in our series about how the pandemic is impacting our industry.
Today, we’re highlighting a few actionable steps that companies and workers in our industry can take to better understand what’s going on right now and position themselves for being able to make it through the pandemic’s impact on our industry.
In particular, we want to highlight the most important part of the pandemic’s impact: our workers. We know individuals in our membership who have been laid off indefinitely, furloughed and presented with incredibly challenging circumstances in their work and lives. We feel for those individuals and their families.
While not perfect, NCBPA provides a few resources below and requests your feedback on how we can better aid our industry companies and workers in these challenging times. If you or our business think that we an assist in any ways, my cell phone and email are below – please get in touch.
As always, we welcome your feedback so that we can better inform and help inspire during these challenging times. NCBPA and I personally are committed to supporting every company and individual that we can.
Take care and stay safe,
D. Ryan Miller
Founder & CEO, NCBPA
As a member-based trade association, NCBPA has prioritized support for our member companies and professionals from the beginning of the pandemic. We encourage all member professionals to reach out to us for support and assistance, no matter what the topic or need is. Members are welcomed to access our Coronavirus Resources webpage in our Members-Only Portal to find information on financing programs, cost savings opportunities and much more.
Individuals that are out of work or seeking new opportunities are encouraged to look for available positions on NCBPA’s Job Board. One week ago, we added dozens of new positions that are currently hiring with member companies across the state and in other states.
In addition, we offer a free Job Seekers webpage where professionals can post their resume and a description of the type of position they are looking for. We welcome all industry professionals seeking new work opportunities to use this resource that has connected dozens of industry professionals to jobs with member companies over the past few years.
NCBPA will continue to invest time and resources into supporting our member companies across several sectors. In the next few weeks, we will kick off the second phase of a 12-month long market development project in support of home energy rating companies across the state. We are seeking similar opportunities with commercial building automation and residential insulation installation firms through a proposed workforce development grant project that we hope to start in July.
For home performance contractors and others working in existing homes, NCBPA is available to serve as a sounding board and referral engine for new opportunities and partnerships. Our staff has had several discussions with HVAC Contractors and others working in new construction that are interested in getting more involved in energy efficiency and home performance services that have been forced to slow down during the pandemic. Contact us if you would like to discuss these types of opportunities.
Lastly, NCBPA’s new online Course Catalog now includes more than 300 e-learning courses, online videos, webinar recordings and presentations that can be offered virtually or in-person. Topics include zero net energy commercial buildings, energy modeling for non-energy modelers, residential HVAC fundamentals and many more topics related to all forms of energy efficient, green and high performance construction.
Visit our Course Catalog to learn new skills or share this helpful information with individuals that could benefit from new skill sets and knowledge in building performance.