How In-House Training Could Take Your Business To The Next Level

How In-House Training Could Take Your Business To The Next Level

In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy welcomes Dan Clapper, with Interplay Learning, as their HVAC Marketing Director. Dan Clapper is a third-generation tradesman who is passionate about educating those in the trades and has also written a book called, “Get More HVAC leads.”

“When it comes to growing your leadership, you first got to grow on your confidence. And one way the only way you grow on your confidence is by growing in your knowledge and applying the knowledge and learning from it and growing.”

– Dan Dowdy

In today’s market, you are competing with so many other companies in your same industry that you need to know what sets you apart from each of them, and many companies cannot define that. 


  • Find out why not only doing quality service but also having knowledgeable technicians on your team can set you apart from your competitors. 
  • Learn the importance of having a growth plan to help implement a healthy training program. 
  • Using training programs to teach skills that can retain quality people in the trades helps build your company up for success while valuing those team members. 

“ I think where we’re seeing the best success is just making sure they have a great attitude. And then we can teach technical skills.”

-Dan Clapper

About Dan Clapper

Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has been building better training, better careers and better lives for our customers and their employees. Our award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging our immersive learning platform, SkillMill, our customers are able to train and practice hands-on learning from any device or in virtual reality. The result is a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years

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