AudioControl and Home Technology Association have sponsored over 30 scholarships through PrepTECH’s Dallas pilot project and are now helping dealers hire the first graduates. In a joint mission to add fresh talent to the industry, scholarships are awarded to high potential candidates who enter the PrepTECH credentialing program.
PrepTECH has aptitude testing, foundational training, and a job preparation program that will graduate the next 12 scholars in September. AudioControl and HTA dealers/members will have the first opportunity to hire these candidates. Dealers pay a $1000 annual subscription to have access to candidates, and the sponsors support the dealers with a $500 credit on the first two hires. The placement fee for each hire is $2000.
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“As a founding sponsor, we believe it is important to help our dealers address the workforce shortage,” says Alex Camara, president of AudioControl.
Josh Christian, HTA’s founder, adds, “It’s a well-known problem in the industry that growth is being held back by lack of available talent. We love what PrepTECH is doing to address the labor shortage problem in the industry; everyone wins when more techs enter our ever-growing industry.”
PrepTECH was founded by industry veterans Helen Heneveld and Paul Starkey and is looking to use its vetting, training, and interviewing platform throughout the country. PrepTECH has had over 400 applicants in the past six months and is geared to process more than 100 scholars a month.
The sponsor program has two levels; Brand Level at $8000 for companies or brands under $20M can sponsor up to 20 branded scholarships and provide 20 $500 credits to their subscribing dealers, and Corporate Level at $15,000 for larger brands and companies can sponsor 40 branded scholarships and provide 80 $500 credits to their subscribing dealers. Sponsors can text BRAND or CORP to Paul Starkey at 859-492-9801 to get enrolled.
The 36-hour credentialing program developed by PrepTECH is also available to all integrators who want to take advantage of the testing and training program (no subscription fee if the dealer provides the scholar).
PrepTECH is an end-to-end find, vet, train, and place workforce service company. The company’s mission is to add over a thousand new techs each year to the custom integration industry.
For more information, visit www.preptech.com.