South / Regional Reports

Louisiana HVAC Advisory Council Adopts ‘Cool’ Strategies

July 19, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana HVAC Advisory Council met in early 2003 at Baton Rouge Tech to discuss ways to become the “next high-demand employment sector to grow our own technicians.”

Citing a need to stem the declining HVACR workforce and an increased demand for skilled technicians, the council adopted seven strategies to meet the problem head-on.

1. Proactive industry leaders and spokespersons.

2. Begin with the end in mind — industry-based certification.

3. First things first — kick-start HVAC Excellence certification in schools, colleges.

4. Win/win — work-related learning attracts young talent.

5. Seek first to understand — the skill gap hurts everyone.

6. We get a certain synergy through partnering.

7. “Sharpen the saw” — Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) projects.

For more information, contact Chris Weaver, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, at 225-342-2462 or

Publication date: 07/21/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.


NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-21-14 cover

2014 July 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con