High-performance-building-related credentials from certifying bodies like ASHRAE, the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and many others can help mechanical contractors show they have expertise and experience in certain areas.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
Training needs to occur at all levels of the company. It’s just as important for a comfort consultant or sales engineer to be trained on the latest technologies in the models he or she is selling as it is to train the actual installer on that equipment’s actual installation methods.
Reports detail critical need for mechanics and installers nationwide
November 2, 2015
HVACR employers are having a difficult time filling positions, especially for refrigeration and HVAC technicians, which take 44 and 36 days longer, respectively, than the national average of 29 days for similar positions.
Contest features the nation’s top 15 HVAC apprentices in a hands-on competition
August 10, 2015
In addition to the actual contest, contestants have the opportunity to attend special educational seminars at CONNECT, complete with peer-to-peer networking, and gain exposure to the latest technologies and products.