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.
This year the association will be awarding a minimum of three $5,000 awards
December 9, 2015
The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is accepting applications for its Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program. Each applicant is required to write a 500-word essay about themselves. Deadline for receipt of the 2016 application and essay is March 24, 2016.
Webinar on selling high efficiency systems scheduled for Dec. 10
December 9, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the new webinar, “Selling High Efficiency Systems: New Customer Insights You Need To Know,” scheduled for Dec. 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST. Emerson experts will discuss the top five features homeowners want in their HVAC systems, which were recently uncovered by new research.
To be held at Somerville, Massachusetts, distribution center
December 8, 2015
ABCO HVACR Supply + Solution’s ABCO University is hosting its ninth annual Vocational Field Day on Dec. 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its Somerville, Massachusetts, office and distribution center. All Somerville and greater Boston area high school students, guidance counselors, and teachers are invited to attend.
The projects will be shared at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference
December 7, 2015
The 2015 Design Competition focused on a three-story classroom and office building in Doha, Qatar, while its Applied Engineering Challenge asked students to design a collapsible, portable, conditioned shelter for treatment of heat-illness victims.
Individuals, organizations recognized for promoting education of HVACR professionals
December 7, 2015
RSES awarded individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in, and contributions toward, the education of HVACR professionals, Oct. 2, during the 78th RSES Annual Conference in Rosemont, Illinois.