Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) recently opened the doors to a 12,600-square-foot training facility devoted to increasing the industry’s awareness of VRF technology, equipment, and operation. The center, which officially opened in July, boasts a hands-on lab, two 25-person-capacity classrooms, audio/video conferencing capabilities, and a full curriculum to help HVAC contractors and sales professionals deliver quality VRF solutions.
Series includes both contractor and homeowner focused podcasts
November 13, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies announced it has launched a new podcast series titled HVAC On-Air. The podcasts feature discussions of industry issues with key contractors and include a set of homeowner-focused podcasts that contractors can use as a resource with customers.
Designed to improve close rates of call handlers for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractors
November 9, 2015
Power Selling Pros, a leading customer service and call handling training company, has developed a new customer service representative (CSR) certification program to help home service businesses deliver a consistent, positive customer service experience.
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.