Articles Tagged with ''education and training''

Dec. 23, 2011: White House Honors ACE Mentor Program With 2010 Presidential Award

December 23, 2011
The ACE Mentor Program of America has announced that it is one of eight recipients of the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

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New School Starts Up in Indiana

December 19, 2011

While many schools have shuttered their vocational programs, a new school is starting up in Indiana that is proud to offer career and technical education in HVACR.

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ESCO Institute Offers Free Exam

November 28, 2011
Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires persons who work with regulated refrigerants to become certified. To simplify the task of preparing for the exam, ESCO Institute is offering free online practice exams.

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Don't Let That Talent Slip Away

November 21, 2011
A speaker who had my complete attention at the MSCA educational conference was business author Tim Sanders. Sanders said a future war for talented workers is brewing. When I heard him say that, I perked up because the first editorial I wrote for The NEWS a year and a half ago was about the coming labor shortage.

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Graduates Pass Manitoba Exam

November 21, 2011
D. Brian Baker, CMS founder and instructor of Westech Energy Training Center, announced the graduates of the Manitoba Provincial 5th Class Power Engineer’s Exam.

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Nov. 3, 2011: ANSI Accredits Blue C LLC/

November 3, 2011
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced that Blue C LLC, which does business as, has been accredited under the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program, or ANSI-CAP.

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Oct. 25, 2011: Home Energy Trainer Conference to Feature Presentation on Blended Learning

October 25, 2011
The Energy Conservatory announced that Frank Spevak, VP of sales and marketing, will be a featured co-presenter at the 2011 ACI Home Energy Trainer Conference being held Nov. 1-2, 2011, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, N.C.

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Critical Skills Gap Still Widening

October 10, 2011
The not-for-profit organization, ACT (, notes that a significant segment of today’s labor force does not have the requisite skills that employers demand. This information probably does not come as a surprise to HVAC contractors.

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How to Get a Job in HVAC, Part 3

September 27, 2011
Becoming a familiar face will enable you to land that first job.
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How to Get a Job in HVAC, Part 2

September 20, 2011
Taking the right first steps and doing the right research will get you closer to landing that first job.
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