Since claiming the title of Best Trainer runner-up last year, Michael Goater, Success4Others’ self-proclaimed “chief motivator” and once again this year’s Best Trainer runner-up, has upped the ante at his Scottsdale, Arizona-based professional HVAC training and coaching organization.
This workshop took the unique approach of gathering HVAC educators and presenters from all across the country and allowing them to share thoughts, opinions, ideas, and lessons to help shape the future of the industry.
Gerry Wilbern, lead service technician with Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, is known not only for his technical prowess and troubleshooting abilities but also for his work ethic and willingness to help others, including his fellow technicians.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship year must be submitted by Nov. 30, 2016
September 23, 2016
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship Program to help industry professionals in attaining BPI certification. The scholarship has been developed to honor Jon Siemen, BPI technical relations representative, who passed away in March 2015.
He earned his first NATE certification in 2004 and became a NATE proctor shortly thereafter
September 23, 2016
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announced that Jose De La Portilla of Lennox HVAC Learning Solutions has been awarded the 2016 Golden Toolbox Award. The award recognizes an industry professional who demonstrates outstanding service, support, and advocacy for technician certification.
Focuses on knowledge needed to install and service the electrical components of HVAC systems
September 16, 2016
ACCA has launched its newest online certificate program, Qtech: Basic Electricity for the HVAC Contractor. Through Qtech, contractors can offer employees on-demand training in quality HVACR installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas.
Each year, the foundation provides aid to an increasing number of recipients
September 15, 2016
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and ACCA, announced scholarship awards totaling $63,000 to 37 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
Systems-based training provides professional development to HVAC industry personnel
September 13, 2016
Xylem has announced the upcoming HVAC training schedule at its Bell & Gossett (B&G) Little Red Schoolhouse. Fourth-quarter classes are tailored toward the commercial hydronic heating and cooling industry.
Whatever their reasons may be for seeking out certification, NATE offers a bevy of programs and aims to help technicians across the country constantly improve themselves while also providing value to other segments of the industry.
Certificate program to help meet the need for HVAC technicians
September 7, 2016
Centura College’s Richmond campus has announced a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate program. Through this training, students will work hands-on with air conditioning and heating systems, residential and commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, hydronics, and more.