TradeSchool Training Schedule
TradeSchool Training Class - February 8th-10th, Tampa JATC

Call 800-402-8773 to Register now!   -or- Register by Email

Where: Tampa Electrical JATC, 5625 Harney Road, Tampa, FL  33610


Learn how to track apprentices, applications, journeyman training, sales, outreach, certifications and contractors using TradeSchool Apprenticeship Software.

Learn how to integrate Web Services including: Online Applications, Online Apprentice Registration, Online Instructor Services, Online Monthly Hours, Mobile Access, and much more.

Whether new or experienced with TradeSchool, this class will give you tools to maximize the use of your TradeSchool software and increasing productivity in the work place.

This 3 day class curriculum covers: Software Overview, Web Services, Latest Features, Custom reports, and Graphing data.


February 8th-10th, 2017
8:30AM - 4:00PM
Morning snacks, Lunch provided
Bring your own laptop
TradeSchool Demo provided - or bring your own TradeSchool


$999 Per Student
Students are required to bring their own laptop with FileMaker Pro installed

Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Tampa East-Brandon
3624 N Falkenburg Rd
Tampa, FL 33619

Sheraton Tampa East Hotel

10221 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park
9719 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33619

Fairfield Inn & Suites
6720 Lakeview Center Dr
Tampa, FL 33619-1155

Quality Inn & Suites
4955 E 18th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Holiday Inn-Express
8610 Elm Fair Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610

La Quinta Inn & Suites
4811 N US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610-7300

Comfort Suites
4506 Oak Fair Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610


Call 800-402-8773 to Register now!   -or- Register by Email

Class Outline

Day 1

  • Overview - NEW VERSION OF TradeSchool
    • Introduction: TradeSchool Platform    (Description of the Software and Web Services focusing on our newly released version.)
  • New TradeSchool Features
    • SMS Text Messaging    (How to communicate with your users via new SMS Text messaging. Includes sending, monitoring and reporting.)
    • New Settings    (Description of new settings in the Settings module. What they are and how they impact the software.)
    • Progression Tracking    (New tracking table allows custom tracking of individual milestones for apprentices.)
    • Application Areas    (Applications can now be tracked according to area. How the Area tracking works and when to use or not use.)
  • Navigation
    • Rolodex    (Found Set and Browsing records)
    • Views    (Form and List)
    • Portals    (On Click drilling down)
    • Jumping    (Moving between modules to reveal related records)
    • FileMaker Modes    (Browse, Find, Preview, Layout)
  • New Web Features
    • Online Evaluations    (New and updated online evaluations. Learn how contractors can evaluate their apprentices tied to their monthly Work Reports (time cards))
    • Contractor Services    (Learn how to grant limited access to contractors so they can see a small subset of data for their currently employed apprentices.)
    • Local Union Access    (Learn how to use the new contractors services to grant access to IBEW local union staff to see apprentices currently working or members of their union local.)
    • Online Applications    (New changes and enhancements to the online application process. How to turn on and customize your application services.)
    • Monthly Time Cards    (New features recently added to the online Work Report (time card) submission services.)
  • Finding Records
    • Find Mode    (Find mode, Quick Find, Find Matching Records)
    • Multiple Fields    (Logical AND)
    • Searching Portals    (Any ROW matching ALL columns [portal fields])
    • Sorting Records    (Sort Dialog, Quick Sorting)
    • Saving Finds    (Saving, Naming, Editing and loosing (with updates) saved finds)
    • Omitting Records    (Manual Omit, Finding Omitted (swapping), Omit option in Find Requests)
  • Advanced Find Topics
    • Find Requests    (Working with multiple find requests and their order of operation)
    • Constraining    (Constraining Found Sets)
    • Extending    (Extending Found Sets)
    • Searching in Built-In reports    (Browsing, Finding and Sorting within Built-In reports)
  • Overview
    • Reporting    (Working with Built-In reports)

Day 2

  • Review
    • Find Requests, Omitting, Saving    (Review of basic and advanced Find topics)
  • Intro Custom Reports
    • Creating Reports    (Layout names and Table context)
    • Working with Views    (Form, List and Table)
    • Working with Layout Parts    (Header, Body, Summary, Title(s) and Footer)
    • Working with Fields    (Field tool(s), Field Picker, Field formatting, Text tool and Labels)
  • Custom Report Tools
    • Layout Tools    (Lines, Objects, Web Viewers, Tabs, Tabs with Sliders)
    • Portals    (Relationships and Portal Settings)
    • Buttons    (Button Actions and Popovers)
  • Web Services
    • Member Access    (Logging in, resetting passwords, creating accounts)
    • My Accounts    (Demographics, Certification, CEU History and Certificates, Web Invoices, Resume Builder)
    • Apprentice    (Office message, Overview, Employment, Hours, Classes)
    • Monthly OJT Hours    (View Only, Submitting with or without supervisor, Online Evaluations)
    • Instructor    (Access Controls and Defaults)
  • Correspondence
    • Letters    (Templates, Merge Fields, Full Window, Preview, Posting to History, Headers)
    • Labels    (Formatting and Printing)
    • Emails    (Batch Emails, Fields, Formatting, Monitoring)

Day 3

  • Review
    • Review of Day 2 Topics    (Creating Custom Reports, Web Services, Corresopndence)
  • Advanced Custom Reports
    • Conditional Formating    (Conditions, Format Options, Order of Operation)
    • Conditional Hiding    (New hiding feature in FileMaker Pro 13)
    • Sub Summary Reports    (Summary parts, nested summaries, aggregate totals)
    • Introduction to Scripts    (Script Manager, Script Steps, onLayoutLoad script trigger)
    • Exporting and Window Management    (Scripted exports and file paths, zoom and preview window)
    • Introduction to Graphing    (Pie charts, Bar graphs)
    • Introduction to Custom Report Formulas    (Building your own custom formulas, displaying the result field in a report)

TradeSchool Inc. is devoted to the service and satisfaction of our customers. We are dedicated to solving your software problems through custom design, on-sight training or phone and email support.