HVAC contractors can now access online training 24/7 through the new Nordyne University at www.nordyneU.com. Starting this month, technical furnace training courses on www.nordyneU.com also earn North American Technician Excellence (NATE) credits towards recertification.
Three heating training guides, written by James Ries and Richard Bruno and illustrated by James Ries, detail important heating components. The books guide the reader through procedures, using intuitive illustrations and easy-to-understand language.
Michael J. Uremovich of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Bill Nelson, executive director of USA Cares, joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, along with thousands of military families and supporters, to promote training and jobs for U.S. veterans at the Ford 400 NASCAR race.
In a somewhat slightly obscure location along the shores of Little Bay De Noc, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), this town of approximately 12,000 hardy people like their hockey. According to Charlie Elliott, these people who call themselves Yoopers, also like air conditioning and heating too.
The 2012 HVACR Educator’s Catalog contains the most popular programs from ESCO Institute and HVAC Excellence. The programs are designed to simplify the task of training for educators, wholesalers, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) instructors, utilities, and other trainers.
For 2011, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and The NEWS are honoring Scott Naill as the HVACR Best Instructor. He has been teaching for 17 years at the Upper Valley Career Center, and his commitment to go the extra mile for his students and his program set him apart from the crowd.
Baseball, home runs, and winning games were the general theme of The Unified Group’s Sales Forum. You could extend the metaphor and call the forum a training camp, where attendees were able to work in small, noncompeting groups with experienced coaches.
According to former student Joe Bates, “Mr. [Boyd] King lives and breathes HVACR. He really knows how to connect with students, and he will do anything he can to help a student.” And that helps to explain why The NEWS is honoring King as runner-up in the 2011 Best Instructor Contest.