Reports detail critical need for mechanics and installers nationwide
November 2, 2015
HVACR employers are having a difficult time filling positions, especially for refrigeration and HVAC technicians, which take 44 and 36 days longer, respectively, than the national average of 29 days for similar positions.
The Employment Ready Certification program is a series of discipline-specific examinations that have been used for more than a decade by educational programs to prove entry-level technicians possess the core knowledge of HVACR system theory, function, application, components, and troubleshooting ability that is required for success when entering the workforce.
Intended for use by HVAC instructors at vocational schools and community colleges
October 30, 2015
ACCA announced that it has developed free lesson plans to assist in teaching ACCA Manuals J, D, and S to HVAC students. The lesson plans are intended for use by HVAC instructors at vocational schools and community colleges as a method of introducing their students to industry-accepted procedures for system design.
Partnership strengthens access to best practices for HVAC and home performance contractors
October 27, 2015
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) and Aeroseal LLC have announced a strategic partnership to offer BPI GoldStar Contractor program participation to Aeroseal dealers, and to provide Aeroseal’s Comfort Institute home performance training to BPI GoldStar Contractors.
The courses are also approved for CEU hours from a variety of certifying organizations
October 19, 2015
ACCA has announced the launch of Qtech, a new series of online certificate programs for HVAC technicians. Through Qtech, contractors can offer their employees on-demand training in quality HVACR installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas.
Organization's educational foundation awards $37,500 to students
October 19, 2015
The scholarships were funded by the foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts, and PHCC’s Past National Officers.
To be eligible for HVACR Technician of the Month recognition, individuals must currently work as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration technicians and have at least one year of experience in the field. Technicians may not nominate themselves.
Class will prepare attendees for achieving certification as a radiant installer
October 15, 2015
The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) will hold a one-day “Basics of Radiant Heating and Cooling” class on Thursday, Oct. 29, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Taco Inc. training facilities in Cranston, Rhode Island.