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Nicor Gas’ Trade Ally Development (TAD) Program

Nicor Gas is committed to ensuring that our customers have access to skilled trade allies who can meet the demands of the rapidly expanding energy efficiency industry. Our Trade Ally Development (TAD) program is designed to provide growth opportunities for diverse contractors who are in traditionally underserved areas. We will provide qualifying diverse contractors with free training and resources to elevate their business.

This intensive free training program will teach participants more about:
Earning diverse industry certifications

Energy efficiency expansion

Creating a business growth plan

Additional development opportunities

Business marketing success

To be considered for the TAD program, a contractor business must meet the following
eligibility requirements:

Operate as a contractor for at least two years in one of the following trades:

- General Contracting (natural gas experience required)
- Weatherization/Building Science
- HVAC (natural gas experience required)
- Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering (building systems and natural gas experience required)
- Plumbing/Hydronics

Licensed, insured and in good standing with the state of Illinois
Commit to attending training webinars and regular one-on-one sessions

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