HVAC contractors, especially those in the residential installation and service market, really have to pay special attention to how their technicians interact with customers. One bad experience could terminate a potential long-term customer-contractor relationship.
Online course focuses on dealing with the threat of fire at work
December 23, 2015
UL Workplace Health & Safety has released a complimentary training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace. Part of its online eLearning library, the course provides instructions for addressing a fire in a nonresidential setting.
Many manufacturers have developed their own programs in order to train and educate contractors and technicians on their products. And, within those programs, many manufacturers place a high priority on safety education.
By expanding its offerings and locations, administrators at Blackhawk Technical College are hoping to increase the number of qualified technicians, as well. In August 2014, the college moved its two-year HVAC program, as well as other manufacturing programs, into a new 105,000-square-foot facility, which is situated away from the school’s central campus.
Will provide laboratory testing of equipment and facilitate training and R&D initiatives
December 15, 2015
Danfoss announced it has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment. The company said the new center also will facilitate training and serve as a research and development center for future innovation.
While online training may have initially been scoffed at by seasoned technicians, it’s now becoming a quality complement to community colleges, tech schools, and apprenticeship programs. And, as more and more options present themselves, HVACRedu.net remains a reputable place for contractors to turn for online education.
Danfoss makes 83 visits to schools across the U.S. throughout the year
December 14, 2015
At the beginning of the year, AHRI chairman Ed Purvis established his 2015 Chairman’s Challenge, calling for AHRI member companies to visit schools with HVACR programs to promote careers in the industry and the Rees Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to qualified HVACR students.