SAN DIEGO, CA -- July 28, 2021 -- Housecall Pro, the top-rated business solution trusted by more than 20,000 home services companies to work simpler and grow smarter, is launching Trade Academy (
to empower the next generation of tradespeople.
Trade Academy is a free resource site with industry-specific job boards for home service businesses to find qualified candidates and also for trade school students or job seekers to find job opportunities.
“When we talk to our customers, we consistently hear that hiring skilled tradespeople is their biggest pain point,” says Ian Heidt, President & Cofounder of Housecall Pro. “We are committed to helping those looking for employment get training and find sustainable, high-paying careers. For many young people, the trades are a lucrative alternative to the traditional college path, and not enough people know that. ”
Trade Academy is also initiating a
fund totaling $25,000 for the 2021-2022 school year. Initially open to candidates in the HVAC/R industry, students planning to enter HVAC/R trade school are eligible to win one of ten $2,500 scholarships to use towards their education.
The skilled trades are the backbone of the economy and Trade Academy, along with its founding sponsors Housecall Pro, WD-40, TrueWerk, and Watsco, are dedicated to playing their part in filling the labor shortage and empowering the next generation of technicians and business owners. Visit
to set up an employer profile, jobseeker profile, or apply for the scholarship today.
About Housecall Pro
Housecall Pro is a top-rated, all-in-one business solution that helps home service professionals work simpler and grow smarter. With easy-to-use digital tools for scheduling and dispatching jobs, managing payments, automating marketing efforts, and more, Housecall Pro helps Pros efficiently manage every aspect of their business all in one place. The Housecall Pro platform is available through a mobile app and web portal for Pros across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2013, Housecall Pro has been championing Pros through streamlined solutions and strong community support for over seven years.
About WD-40 Company
WD-40 Company is dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world. The Company markets a wide range of maintenance products and homecare and cleaning products under the following well-known brands: WD-40®, 3-IN-ONE®, GT85®, X-14®, 2000 Flushes®, Carpet Fresh®, no vac®, Spot Shot®, 1001®, Lava® and Solvol®.
Truewerk began with the belief that we could make today’s workers safer, more comfortable and sharper looking by creating workwear using modern materials, greater attention to detail and a stronger connection to the job-site. Founded on a simple but strong belief that business should be a platform for advancing humanity – not just profiting from it – Truewerk seeks to support, educate and inspire customers to be stronger and smarter than the job at hand.