The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Education Fund in an effort to lower the overall cost of education for service professionals. The subsidized training courses are available to all self-employed swimming pool/spa service professionals in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Texas regardless of whether or not they are IPSSA members.
The IPSSA Education Fund is partnering directly with those organizations that administer training courses by providing funds to lower the cost of an individual class. Qualifying classes include any education courses that IPSSA deems valuable to service professionals and can be taken at industry trade shows throughout the year. Additionally, service professionals no longer have to apply for funding under new changes.
“By going directly to those that offer the courses, IPSSA is fulfilling its mission to provide funds to as many service professionals as possible throughout the industry,” says Rose Smoot, executive director of IPSSA. “The goal is to ensure the cost of a [continuing education] course doesn’t keep service professionals from taking a class.”
IPSSA was established to promote educational opportunities and provide business resources to its membership from its inception in 1988. The IPSSA Education Fund has expanded its mission and chosen to reach out to all pool and spa service professionals, regardless of IPSSA membership, to lower the cost of education. “IPSSA wants all self-employed service professionals seeking to advance their professional training and education to have less of a financial burden in doing so,” Smoot says.