How often do you get training? If you're like me, the answer is likely "not enough."

I like to think I'm pretty good at my job. Each day I put in my best, trying to move my career and my company forward. You do the same. But there's a world of skills out there I simply don't know. Learning new skills is the best path to growth, both professionally and for your company.

Why do I bring this up? Glad you asked. National Driller plans to hold its first online training April 27 through June 5. We're calling it our Geothermal Driller Master Class. It's a great opportunity for contractors and their crews who are branching out into geothermal, or for those working there already who want to confirm what they know. The course is $895 for early birds, and for $450 extra you can get accredited with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Our instructor is geothermal vet Ryan Carda, P.E., a mechanical engineer at Geo Pro Inc. and cofounder of Geo-Connections Inc., creators of the LoopLink geothermal design software. It always sounds like a cliche, but he literally wrote the book on geothermal installations. His "Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Systems" is a go-to reference guide, covering everything from load calculations to configuration to flushing and purging.

If your answer to my first question was "not enough," this is a great opportunity. The class is online, so it has the flexibility that on-site training doesn't. Surely you can spare some free time for a self-paced skills building.

When potential clients contact your business about geothermal, you can assure them you're IGSHPA accredited. The peace of mind that can give customers will give your business an edge.

Go ahead and think about it. But, don't wait too long. Only the first 30 signups get the early bird rate.

Questions? Go ahead and drop me an email.

Stay safe out there, drillers.