Dozens of major manufacturers are now offering a variety of training options ranging from short online offerings to extensive on-location training in hopes of making ductless HVAC a worthwhile investment for consumers and contractors.
The latest forum was held Feb. 18 in Atlanta and was highlighted by Drusilla Hufford, director, stratospheric protection division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who gave a national and global regulatory update, as well as Rajan Rajendran, vice president, systems innovation center and sustainability, Emerson Climate Technologies, who briefed attendees on refrigerant and energy regulations.
Through the contest, student teams currently enrolled in two- and four-year colleges, universities, trade/tech schools, and apprenticeship programs tested their — and Fluke Connect software’s — skills, innovation, and business applications.
As lead service technician at Air Control Air Conditioning & Heating, Thomas specializes in residential and commercial maintenance and repair. The Georgia native is known for his Southern charm, his willingness to help, and his devotion to customers.
The goal of the contests is to recognize and reward HVACR instructors and trainers who have dedicated their careers to enriching the lives of students. The nomination process is open to anyone who has seen firsthand the work an instructor or trainer has done to better the industry.
Theronda Bruce receives inaugural scholarship award
April 18, 2016
The AC Pro Scholarship is an opportunity to give someone who shares the core values of AC Pro the chance to gain the skills needed to begin a rewarding career outside the uniform — not just for the scholarship recipient, but for his or her family, as well.
‘Hot Under the Blue Collar’ highlights the opportunities that a career in the trades can offer
April 15, 2016
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky®, part of the Direct Energy® family of home service franchise brands, have launched a new webisode series to highlight the rewards, benefits, and opportunities that a career in the skilled trades can offer.
Features classes on Hydronics 101, a circulator course, gas control troubleshooting, and more
April 7, 2016
Weil-McLain®, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, has launched its 2016 School of Better Heating training program.
For apprentices and college students pursuing study directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry
April 4, 2016
Applications are being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Program. In 2016, up to 39 scholarships totaling $85,000 are available.
The combined events drew more than 1,500 people from all over the country and featured 35 workshops in seven different tracks, including leadership, commercial contracting, residential contracting, business operations, radiant and hydronics, quality assurance, and building performance, which were assembled by some of the nation’s most successful contracting professionals.