Training & Education

HVAC Excellence Trains, Educates, Certifies

Educational Organization Celebrates 200,000 Certifications Over 20 Years

After 20 years, the group recently issued its 200,000th certification, surpassing its initial purpose while also growing and expanding into a diverse resource for HVAC professionals.

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Group Looks to Combat Workforce Problems

Workforce Development Foundation Battles Skilled HVAC Worker Shortage

The Workforce Development Foundation has been meeting informally for more than 10 years to discuss industry issues like government relations and association concerns. 

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Rheem Honors 5,000th Program Graduate

Master Plumber Ed Phillips Completes Generation III Tankless Training Program

The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Alabama, celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation III Tankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing, located in College Station, Texas.

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Training Track: Dec. 29, 2014

Learn how to capture high-margin negotiated commercial replacement sales by creating strong, loyal customers through service relationships. 

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RSES Conference Focuses on Education

Technical Talks, Product Expo Dominate Five-Day Event

The five-day event did away with opening ceremonies and keynote speakers and trimmed back social events to allow more time for technical sessions, both in terms of quantity and quality.

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AHRI Launches New Certifications

2 New Programs Will join AHRI's Existing 41 Programs

The two new programs join AHRI’s 41 other programs, all of which verify the performance ratings for more than 40 product categories via random selection and annual testing at third-party laboratories.

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RSES Presents Awards at Annual Conference

Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in, Contributions Toward HVACR Education

RSES awarded both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in and contributions toward the education of HVACR professionals during the 77th RSES Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, in October.

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Dec. 19, 2014: Video Trains Employees on How to Deal with Winter Weather

Helps to Ensure Safety for Those Working or Driving Under Inclement Weather Conditions

With the winter months upon us, Mastery Technologies has released a new training course to help workers learn to stay safe when working outside in winter weather. This course has been added to Mastery’s library, which includes a number of other winter-related training courses.

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Dec. 18, 2014: Kenneth Goodrich Awards Two Veterans with HVAC Toolkit Scholarships

Endowment Benefits Graduates of College of Southern Nevada

Kenneth D. Goodrich, an HVAC entrepreneur and CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning, Sonoran Air Conditioning, Honeybee Air Conditioning Experts, and The Sunny Plumber, announced that two Army veterans would be the first beneficiaries of the scholarship endowment he started at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).

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Dec. 15, 2014: ServiceKey’s Mike Agugliaro to Host Free Teleseminar for Contractors

Will Provide Growth Techniques for HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Contractors

ServiceKey founder Mike Agugliaro, a business mentor for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical service business owners, will host a free teleseminar, “Stop the Struggle: 5 Critical Techniques for Growth in 2015,” on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. EST.

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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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