Training & Education

Grooming the Next Generation of HVACR Leaders

ACCA, HARDI, Others Work to Prepare Upcoming Business Owners, Managers

As aging workers retire, taking a wealth of knowledge and experience with them, identifying and grooming future leaders to fill vacant roles within the industry has never been more important.

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Contractors Learn About Home-performance Contracting

Attendees Discuss HPC Do's and Don'ts at Building Performance Forum

Contractors from all around the country recently traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third annual Building Performance Forum, presented by ACCA and The NEWS.

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The Service Ticket: Not Enough Heat

Can You Solve this HVACR Troubleshooting Riddle?

All correct answers will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive a Fieldpiece LT-17A digital multimeter. The answer to this riddle, and the next HVACR Service Ticket column, is scheduled to appear in a June 2015 issue of The NEWS.

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Nexstar Highlights Contractor Marketing at Super Meeting

Super Meeting Draws Nearly 500 Contractors to Phoenix

The business networking organization’s most recent meeting drew a record 467 plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical contractors to Phoenix in September.

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Training Track: Dec. 8, 2014

Sales Basecamp for Entry-level Sales Personnel

This two-day program will prepare recent hires with relevant skills to confidently sell HVACR services. 

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Dec. 3, 2014: HVACR Conference Offers Free Training for Instructors

Free Registration Is Being Sponsored by the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation

Free registration for the HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals is now available for the 2015 conference, to help instructors of training and apprenticeship programs in HVACR and water heating to learn the latest technological advancements and improve their training and teaching skills.

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For Comfort Systems USA, the ‘V’ in HVAC Stands for Veterans

Comfort Systems USA Finding Success in Employing Military Workers

While a shortage of competent HVAC technicians has plagued the industry for more than a decade, one national contractor has uncovered a very effective way to fill that void.

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The Unified Group Brings Safety into Focus

Group Rebrands Annual Event as Construction Operations and Safety Forum

This year’s forum, held in September in Green Bay, Wisconsin, drew more than 40 members, making it the most attended forum in the event’s half-decade history.

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Nov. 25, 2014: Rees Foundation Presents HVACR and Water Heating Scholarships

Since It Was Founded in 2003, the Foundation Has Awarded More Than $275,000 in Scholarships

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), has announced the recipients of $32,900 in scholarship funds to 18 students and veterans studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry, as well as one instructor.

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HVACR Teachers Inspire Lifelong Success

Forbes, Compton, Wagner, Streacker Earn Best Instructor + Best Trainer Honors

These four men have worked tirelessly to not only become leaders in their fields, but to also share their knowledge and skills with others in order to help them succeed.

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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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