The RESNET® Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) has assembled a toolkit of resources for rating providers to use to recruit the next generation of HERS Raters. While the primary purpose of the ELC is to engage the next generation of leaders within the ratings industry, there is also the need to encourage more people to join the industry’s workforce, as many current HERS Raters approach retirement. It is an industry-wide problem that is felt on a local level for recruitment. The RESNET ELC developed this new recruitment toolkit to support efforts to promote and introduce the value of HERS Raters to a variety of audiences. The toolkit includes a slide presentation with talking points, and various RESNET marketing handouts, infographics, and videos to use when presenting to current and prospective students in high school, trade school, college or nonprofit training programs. We encourage use of the toolkit to: Help build awareness and explain the work of HERS Raters, Communicate the skills needed to be successful, and Encourage prospective and future professionals to consider a career in homeperformance. Toolkit Content Links Presentation: /wp-content/uploads/archive/resblog/2018/08/Toolkit-Slide-Presentation-Final.pptx Infographics and handouts: Who are HERS Raters: http://resnet.us/professional/infographic-video/infographic/Maintaining_RESNET_as_the_Gold_Standard.pdf o What is RESNET: https://www.resnet.us/resources/what-is-resnet/ o Attention Young Professionals (recruitment flyer for those in industry): https://www.resnet.us/professional/infographic-video/handout/Recruitment.pdf o Path to Becoming a HERS Rater: https://www.resnet.us/professional/infographic-video/handout/Path_to_Becoming_a_HERS_Rater_Handout.pdf o How to Get a HERS Index Score (shows some of the steps of a HERS rating): https://www.resnet.us/professional/infographic-video/infographic/RES_June_2016_Infographic.pdf Videos: § 2 Million HERS Rated Homes § Ask for HERS Index o https://www.resnet.us/professional/infographics-videos To grow and better the industry’s workforce, we must work together to engage potential workers, and to share experiences and best practices. The RESNET ELC will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to review the slide presentation and discuss experiences and best practices for outreach and presentations to schools and training programs. Click on https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4784580217548008717 to register. If you use the toolkit, we want to hear from you! We encourage you to post photos of your presentations on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with the hashtag #NextGenHERSRaters If you have questions or comments, please contact RESNET Communications Director Valerie Briggs at email@example.com.