Let’s be honest, white males make up a pretty good chunk of this industry. The problem is white males only make up about 31 percent of the U.S. population. This industry needs to have an outreach beyond these demographics if it hopes to flourish in the future.
Staying involved in the rulemaking process is going to be more important in 2016 than it has ever been before, and ensuring the HVACR industry’s interests are represented will help ensure new standards are developed fairly and properly.
If one renewable energy gets its tax credit extended, they all should. Let the customers decide what works for them. If you are selling geothermal products, it might be a good time to contact your representatives.
May I suggest you take a few minutes this week and put pen to paper. Transforming your company from just another heating and cooling option to the top-of-mind choice may be just a few carefully selected words away.
I realize there are more important items, like fighting ISIS, but I also know that presidential candidates have been willing to comment on Starbucks Christmas cups and fantasy football, so, perhaps, we could acknowledge the critical need for training that’s necessary for the next generation to take on these well-paying, in-demand jobs.
I’ve heard numerous speakers utter this phrase at least a hundred times: The question is not what happens if I train my employees and they leave; the question is, what if I don’t train them and they stay?
What if, instead of a prospective star athlete sitting at the podium, it was a potential HVAC technician? Would this drum up interest in HVAC? What if the industry treated its future prospects as the stars that they are?