Welcome To The Nexstar Legacy Foundation
The Mission of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation is to recruit More Quality Technicians to the Industry!
The Nexstar Legacy Foundation is dedicated to attracting talented individuals to the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical industries, by inspiring these people to discover the prestige, earning power and stability of careers in these fields. The foundation accomplishes this by being the leading resource for information on careers and training, as well as a source of financial aid.
Troops to Trades
Military Veterans’ Scholarships
The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has launched a new program to help military veterans enter the service industry. Our 2013 goal is to bring technical and/or service skills training to 40 veterans and help them find jobs in the industry. There are two scholarships now available: Troops to Trades Professional Scholarships for veterans interested in attending a Service System, HVAC or Sewer Sales or CSR/DSR Training. Also, Build-a-Tech training scholarships for veterans interested in learning a technical trade. All scholarship cover costs of training, travel and food and lodging.
Connecting Veterans to Jobs
In addition to scholarships, the foundation is working with over 500 businesses in the industry to help connect veterans who need jobs with open positions. Businesses who are interested in connecting with veterans can attend job fairs, post positions on veteran job sites and more. Click here to learn more.
Each year we offer up to 20 scholarships to students who are training to work in a business that provides home or commercial plumbing, heating/cooling or electrical services. This includes people pursuing management level positions
in a business through the Management Scholarship application, as well as
people pursuing technical training to work as installers and service
providers, through the Technical School Scholarship application. Started in 2006, the foundation scholarship program has already granted $150,000 to students in this field. The online application individuals pursuing a technical career is open until July 19th. Click here to learn more.
Careers Information: Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Technicians in the Industry
There is a shortage of qualified technicians in the plumbing, HVACR and electrical service industries. The Nexstar Legacy Foundation seeks to actively drive students into this field through education of students, businesses and schools. We will accomplish this through advocacy, education, and outreach to potential employees. Currently we are developing tools to reach potential technicians. In addition, we are working on a clearinghouse of statistics and information regarding careers in the industry. Click here to learn more.
A Message From One Of The Founders
The Nexstar Legacy Foundation started as a dream to provide a channel for people in the home service industry to give back to their community. Businesses in the plumbing, HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) and electrical industries provided funding to start the foundation in 2005. The foundation immediately began to serve the community through its scholarship program, designed to attract talent to these industries. In addition, the foundation continues to focus on fund raising through events and other activities in order to expand its services to the community. “THERE IS NO RICHER EMOTION I know than the sense of contribution. The feeling that who you are as a person, how you have lived your life, what you have said and what you have done, has touched others in a deep and meaningful way, is an ultimate gift of life.
“IT IS YOUR LEGACY.”
JOHN WARD Nexstar Legacy Founder