Teaching the next generation of HVAC technicians is an ever-evolving task. New products with advanced features are constantly released, classroom instruction methods are developed, student behavior changes, and no two students learn at the same pace. However difficult the task may seem, HVAC Excellence is poised to lead the charge via its 2017 National HVAC Educators and Trainers Conference.
Compliance with the EPA’s 608 is a mandatory part of HVAC contracting. Techs are required to gain certification by an EPA-approved organization and pass their tests or else they are unqualified to work in the field.
Combines all of its offerings in a single location
October 31, 2016
The ESCO Group has launched a newly revised website that brings together the offerings of all the ESCO Group organizations under one, easy to navigate platform, including: ESCO Institute, HVAC Excellence, Green Mechanical Council, ESCO Press, and more.
The Employment Ready Certification program is a series of discipline-specific examinations that have been used for more than a decade by educational programs to prove entry-level technicians possess the core knowledge of HVACR system theory, function, application, components, and troubleshooting ability that is required for success when entering the workforce.
The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.
Schools across the country are adapting their curriculums to offer distance learning, which increases their attractiveness to HVACR prospects who wish to learn the trade whenever they can, from wherever they wish.