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NFPA Experts Discuss the Digitalization of Skilled Trades in September Live Event

In September, the NFPA hosted a panel discussion exploring the role of digital tools in modernizing the skilled trades industry. Moderated by Katie Twist, NFPA Senior Marketing Manager, panelists Kyle Spencer, Director of NFPA LiNK®, Erik Hohengasser, Electrical Technical Lead, and Jonathan Hart, Fire Protection Technical Lead, sat down to discuss industry trends, challenges, and the technologies that are moving the needle for tradespeople in various lines of work.

In the midst of a skilled worker shortage, paired with what is being called The Great Retirement, the ever-looming challenge for organizations to find unique technological solutions is imminent. The expert panelists communicated the critical need for tools like NFPA LiNK. Not only is it crucial for solving industry challenges like preserving generational knowledge, streamlining and simplifying communications, as well as spearheading collaboration, NFPA LiNK provides a competitive edge for organizations who are embracing digitalization. Key focuses of the panel conversation included:

  • Traditional Industries Becoming Increasingly Tech-Savvy
    • COVID spurred further investments in software, data, and digital transformation to provide industries with new digital tools to combat challenges
  • How Young Professionals Entering the Industry Can Hit the Ground Running
    • NFPA LiNK includes NFPA DiRECT®, which provides a series of features to help users visually navigate real-life, on-the-job situations and educate themselves on the key code content they need to be aware of
  • Physical Code Books Alone Aren’t Going to Cut It Anymore
    • Organizations can greatly benefit from getting in on the new digital wave, the new features digital tools provide (ease of access, comments, note taking, bookmarking, etc.) have drastically improved the efficiency of the workplace

If you missed the live event, visit NFPA’s LinkedIn page to watch the recording. Join the conversation and share your thoughts with us. If you are interested in starting your digital transformation journey and seeing the benefits of NFPA LiNK, sign up for a free trial.

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Lorraine Carli
VP, Outreach & Advocacy, Working to save lives and property through awareness, action and collaborations.

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