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.
Foundation has awarded approximately $500,000 to 355 outstanding students since 1998
September 2, 2016
Carrier distributors nationwide have identified the recipients of their annual college scholarship, and awarded grants this year totaling nearly $40,000. Each year, the Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation awards 25 scholarships to outstanding students who are the children of Carrier and Bryant dealers.
Geothermal manufacturers, distributors, and organizations like the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have stepped up their training efforts to ensure HVACR contractors are installing and servicing geothermal equipment to the highest standard.
A new credential — the Energy Management Professional (EMP) certification from Energy Management Association (EMA) — is training individuals to balance the goals of energy conservation and building performance, which, according to Andrew Heitman of Building Energy Sciences LLC, Pensacola, Florida, keeps customers happy.