Training for Your Team

Eliminate Talent Shortages and Increase Profitability in Less than 90 days

 

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SHORTEN THE LEARNING CURVE. INCREASE CONFIDENCE. GROW REVENUE.

 

Companies come to Smart Buildings Academy when their existing staff:

  • Are unable to keep up with backlog,
  • Aren't hitting the amount of profit per employee that they'd like, or
  • Are trying to skill up new or existing employees to perform building automation work.

We utilize a proven 5-Step Process that provides measurable increases in the abilities of our customers' technical staff and pair it with our 3-Principle Focus to solve the top issues in Smart Buildings training.

 

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SBA'S PROVEN 5-STEP PROCESS

 

step-1 ASSESS THE EMPLOYEE

We have developed quantifiable online technical assessments that will identify skill gaps in BAS, HVAC, IT, Programming, Design, Sales, and Project Management knowledge. We are able to compare your employee's results with the results from our existing student database. This enables you to quickly pinpoint skill gap weaknesses that are costing your business margin, time, and revenue. We will present a complete gap analysis to you along with recommendations on how to close those gaps.

 

step-2 PICK A TRACK

We have developed multiple course tracks that allow us to deliver focused training based on job role and skill set needs. In the case of your more senior or specialized employees we can build a customized track for you. Your employee will have online, on-demand access to the course track for a full year.

 

step-3 MEASURE PROGRESS

Our team provides regular reports on student status and we have built in post-course assessments to ensure your employees are retaining the knowledge they have gained.

 

step-4 SUPPORT THE STUDENT

Because our courses are fully online, on-demand, we are able to provide access to our training anywhere your employee can get internet access. It is common for our customers' employees to stop and watch one of our videos when they are having difficulty performing a task. We have built-in discussion boards and live office hours for your employees to get further support.

 

step-5 VALIDATE THE RESULTS

At the end of the training period your employee will perform the full assessment again. We have seen measured increases in the area of 20% per subject matter area. What this means to you is that your employees will be better able to execute tasks resulting in more profit per employee. Our average customers see a 3% to 5% increase on executed margin per employee.

 

 

Want to see how SBA's 5-Step Process can work for your organization?

 

Book a free training demo with us.

Learn how you can identify the strengths and weaknesses of your employees.

Navigate through our online training library which enables your employees to learn from home.

Discover our unique skill validation and credentialing platform that validates your employees' knowledge.

 

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3-PRINCIPLE FOCUS

 

SBA focuses on 3 Principles to solve the top issues in Smart Buildings training.

 

PRINCIPLE 1: VENDOR AGNOSTIC

Our training is vendor agnostic and focuses on principles, not memorization

PRINCIPLE 2: CORE SKILLS

We teach the core skills that Smart Buildings professionals need to know in order to execute their jobs

PRINCIPLE 3: PROFITABLE EXECUTION

We focus on teaching Smart Buildings Professionals how to do things profitably and we don’t waste time on topics that do not contribute to the growth of the student and the growth of your business

 

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PROTECT YOUR TALENT INVESTMENT

 

 

How much does it cost to have employees shadow senior technicians on the job site?

Our customers had an average billable rate of 41% prior to enrolling their students in our programs. That means they were paying their employees to work 32 hours a week and NOT billing their customers!

 

 

We've been in your shoes

Unlike some training providers who have not worked in our field, SBA's extensive field experience translates enables us to understand your needs. Phil Zito, CEO of SBA, managed a $60M operations team with 22 BAS professionals. I know first hand how hard it can be to develop your employees when you are managing finances, sales, and operations (plus the occasional site visit).

 

 

We are with you every step of the way

With SBA's courses you WILL NOT have to sacrifice developing your employees in order to do the rest of your job. We are your secret weapon in outperforming your competition.

 

 

When your employees grow, so does the profitability of your business

 

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HOW CAN INFORMATION RETENTION BE INCREASED?

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After one hour, people retain less than 1/2 of the information presented.

 

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​After one day, people forget more than 70% of what was taught in training.

 

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After six days, people forget 75% of the information in their training.

 

THE SBA DIFFERENCE

 

SBA's courses are fully online, on-demand, and accelerated learning experiences. Your employees can watch the lesson once or dozens of times, increasing retention of and confidence in the material. 

Each course goes through an extensive beta process with a minimum of 50 paid students prior to being rolled out. This ensures that every lesson delivers valuable insights that your employees can apply immediately.

Smart Buildings Academy also offers live office hours and a discussion board to ensure students fully understand the material. To learn more about how SBA works, explore our F.A.Q. or schedule a training demo.

 

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SMART BUILDINGS TRAINING

 

Our effective online training is self-paced and offers support including live office hours. SBA offers 6 Smart Buildings training tracks.

 

Select a path to learn more:

 

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Design-Path

 

 

Programmer-Path

 

 

Integrator-Path

 

Sales-Path

 

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

I believe this course covers the basics in great detail and breaks things down into what you actually need to know. This saves a lot of time and allows you to cover more area. I also think it is very helpful that Phil is readily available for questions of any sort. All of my questions were answered within minutes.
Garrett Spencer
Hoffman Building Technologies
I would highly recommend this course because of all the resources it provided me and how it taught me to use those resources. For example, all the templates that help with completing point lists, RFIs, BOMs, etc. I can now use these templates for future projects and I will be able to complete control submittals more efficiently. I also found very useful the tips for working with Visio, Excel, and Word.
Giselle Perez
Climatec
​I didn't realize a course like this existed, there is such a dearth of training materials in this industry and I have been so overwhelmed in starting this role. I think this course has given me a language aptitude for the industry I didn't have previously. I've highly recommended your course and structure to my colleagues and even some of my customers!
Stephanie McCurley Mason
Sunbelt Controls

F.A.Q.

Here are some of the most common questions managers ask prior to enrolling their students in our courses.

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Drop us a note and we will get your training demo scheduled right away! You will:

  • Learn how you can Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your employees
  • Navigate through our online training library which enables your employees to learn from home
  • Discover our unique skill validation and credentialing platform that validates your employees knowledge