Associations Sponsor Education Workshop

LANSDOWNE, Va. - Building on the success of the 2007 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop, nine organizations across the HVACR and plumbing industry spectrum are joining forces again to sponsor the annual workshop to be held March 5-7, 2008. Those organizations are the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), the Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), the Gas Appliance Manufacturers’ Association (GAMA), the Heating, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation, the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), and SkillsUSA.

The theme of the 2008 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop is “What’s New and Great in ’08.” The workshop is intended for HVACR and plumbing program instructors, along with other industry professionals, to learn about the latest industry issues, instructional techniques, and have access to industry experts. It has been designed to enable extensive networking opportunities for the instructor participants.

Educational sessions will include such topics as, what’s new with industry design and installation tools and standards; water heater trends and product solutions; a performance-based HVACR curriculum being developed using the worldwide instructional development system (WIDS); new technology in the copper industry; PEX plumbing systems, installation and operation; strategies for engaging the Generation X and Millennial student; troubleshooting an oil-fired appliance; teaching water heater troubleshooting; gas pressure regulators; and new tanking and piping options for boilers. In addition to these and other technical topics, the workshop will focus on the enhancement of instructional classroom techniques.

For more information, call Colleen Bercyn at 800-297-5660 or e-mail

Publication date: 10/22/2007

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