There is nothing like a grand opening on Broadway — and, on such occasions, rarely is the HVAC industry cast in a starring role. That changed recently as “Air Stage,” Fujitsu General America Inc.’s Solution Center, officially opened on 1450 Broadway in the heart of Times Square in New York.
Every contractor wants a solid staff that makes them proud and profitable. In an industry with a shortage of technicians and a high turnover rate, it’s critical to hold onto quality HVAC employees for the long haul. So, how do you ensure they won’t stray to the competitor down the road? Positive reinforcement.
Company provides training for numerous trades including HVAC, electrical, energy auditing
October 25, 2016
Interplay Learning, a training technology company, has announced a $1 million investment in the business. The growth capital will enable Interplay to accelerate its move into delivering 3D simulation-based and virtual reality training for middle-skills and professional trades.
Systems-based training provides professional development to HVAC industry personnel
September 13, 2016
Xylem has announced the upcoming HVAC training schedule at its Bell & Gossett (B&G) Little Red Schoolhouse. Fourth-quarter classes are tailored toward the commercial hydronic heating and cooling industry.
Certificate program to help meet the need for HVAC technicians
September 7, 2016
Centura College’s Richmond campus has announced a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate program. Through this training, students will work hands-on with air conditioning and heating systems, residential and commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, hydronics, and more.
Program is broken into three parts for non-technical staff
August 19, 2016
ACCA has launched a new online training program, HVAC for Office & Sales Staff. The new program explains the basics of HVAC equipment, how important the HVAC contracting industry is, and how vital the role of each employee is in running a successful contracting company.
Provides real-time access to essential parts and supplies and training tools
August 16, 2016
Lennox Industries has announced the launch of LennoxPROs.com, to help HVAC industry professionals drive sales, access product information, troubleshoot systems remotely, and train at anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Optimizes the user experience from any Internet-connected device
August 15, 2016
Carrier University has introduced a new, updated website to provide easy access to information on training opportunities and materials for HVAC system designers, service technicians, facility managers, installers, and educators.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.