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.
The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.
Schools across the country are adapting their curriculums to offer distance learning, which increases their attractiveness to HVACR prospects who wish to learn the trade whenever they can, from wherever they wish.
HVAC Excellence has announced the full range of educational sessions for its 2014 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, scheduled for March 31 to April 2, 2014, at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.
The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with HVAC Excellence, recently hosted a webinar for HVACR educators so they could hear directly from the Department of Education about policies that will impact funding for HVACR programs.