Articles by James Siegel

NATE Stresses the Future of Certification

Consumers are beginning to demand that technicians working on their hvacr systems be certified.
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The Importance of Accreditation

Accreditation helps your training program survive and thrive.
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The Secrets of Educational Success

How does Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI draw and output quality workers?
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Recruiting

By the time children are in fourth or fifth grade, they have already started making decisions about their possible future careers.
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How Do You Know If the Price Is Right?

Art Guilmet, 40-year veteran of the hvacr industry, gives you tips on "The Art and Science of Job Pricing" at the 15th annual Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA)conference in Toronto, ON.
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Don’t Let New Technology Leave You Behind

New technology includes learning, changing and accepting uncertainty and that's what most people fear.
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Dealership Takes Tech Shortage Initiative

A new hvac basic training program that has been approved by California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, developed in response to contractors’ need for qualified employees.
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Need Technicians? Pay Their Tuition

Paid tuition plus guaranteed work after graduation entices students.
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University Program Raises Graduation Rate

Mandatory Internships Help Keep Students Enrolled.
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Runner-Up: Charles G. Hoard, Sr., hvacr instructor at Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech in Newark, DE

Hoard has been able to completely reinvent the flailing hvacr department at Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech in Newark, Deleware.
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2014 SMACNA Annual Convention

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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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