The late, great D. Brian Baker, president of Custom Vac Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and a frequent contributor to The NEWS, once said the labor shortage in the HVAC industry could be attributed, at least in part, to families having fewer children these days.
Contractors started out 2017 feeling positive about short-term growth, according to ACCA, which reported its January 2017 Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 78 — up two points from its January 2016 rating.
"In 2015, women comprised 57 percent of the national labor force, according to the DOL; however, only 1.7 percent of the total employed heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration installers and technicians were women. Women represent an untapped resource for the HVACR industry."
This technology allows technicians to enhance their skills and abilities while, at the same time, granting customers an easier understanding of the work being done inside their homes or commercial spaces.
Partnership Aims to Grow Awareness in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Skilled Trades
June 1, 2015
Direct Energy's brands, which have committed to donating $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation over the course of 12 months, will work alongside Rowe to promote the skilled trades industry and empower future and potential trade professionals.
Reports from the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) warn that a trained workforce gap is coming and the HVAC industry will not be spared. What can be done to avoid this potential disaster?