Dot Comment Provides e-Learning Portal

February 27, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
URBANDALE, Iowa - Industry People Group (IPG) announced their partnership with, a distance learning Website for HVACR technicians. will become the e-Learning portal for IPG's, a job board dedicated to the HVACR, electrical, and plumbing fields.

Powered by, will supply HVACR education and training to industry professionals nationwide. Some of the supporting industry organizations that promote education, training, and certification are the Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Institute (ARI), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

"We are really excited about the new partnership with," stated Stephen Spain, COO of IPG. "This partnership demonstrates our commitment to the industry and complements the job board. This relationship will provide added value to the customers we serve nationwide."

Development of new, energy efficient models for HVACR systems has generated a need for additional education and certification requirements for HVACR professionals. "With we are providing an online solution for training and education that meets certification standards," said Georgann Smith, vice president of marketing for IPG. "Meeting the needs of industry professionals and providing highly skilled, trained, and certified candidates to employers is our number one goal."

HVACR mechanics and installers held about 270,000 jobs in 2004; almost half worked for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 21 to 35 percent for all occupations through the year 2014. Annually more than 57,000 new workers are needed to accommodate the growing needs of the multi-billion dollar industry. HVACR technicians and plumbers can expect to earn over $35,000 a year, while a seasoned technician, contractor, or engineer can earn up to $100,000 a year.

Publication date: 02/27/2006

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts



NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con