Brown replaces decades-old training methodologies with modernized learning techniques
January 19, 2017
Currently, HVAC service technicians are educated and trained via in-person, instructional classrooms and work labs. Brown has invested significant resources in replicating the Chris Walters educational process for online delivery. A video production team has been working with Walters for the past four months, creating a variety of HVAC eLearning products including a full HVAC technician course that includes the simulation of the hands on experience of the lab and physical school itself.
We all know that the peak seasons are physically demanding. The hours are long, the days are short, and there are often too many calls to get to efficiently. We all prepare for the peak seasons, but what about the slower seasons? Are you prepared? Do you have a plan?
One of the critical aspects of HVAC systems is energy consumption and the roles that HVAC engineering, construction, and maintenance play in optimizing energy usage. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is uniquely qualified to provide guidance for consumers and the industry on the best practices for inspecting, maintaining and restoring HVAC systems.
A dollar-for-dollar investment match from EGIA is at the heart of the program
December 28, 2016
The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to contractors’ success and the advancement of high-efficiency products and renewable energy, has officially launched a new educational program for contracting businesses called EGIA Contractor University. With a unique dollar-for-dollar education investment match from EGIA, a comprehensive blend of online and in-person educational programs and exclusive access to the contracting industry’s educators, EGIA Contractor University provides a fresh approach to the way ongoing education is being provided to contractors nationwide.
Contractors can create a safety and health program using a number of simple steps that include training workers on how to identify and control hazards, inspecting the job site with workers to identify the problems with equipment and materials, and developing responses to possible emergency scenarios in advance.
Every contractor wants a solid staff that makes them proud and profitable. In an industry with a shortage of technicians and a high turnover rate, it’s critical to hold onto quality HVAC employees for the long haul. So, how do you ensure they won’t stray to the competitor down the road? Positive reinforcement.
Comfort Institute now offers members complimentary membership in the Service Roundtable
October 14, 2016
Comfort Institute and Service Roundtable announced a strategic partnership between the two organizations to provide HVAC contractors with a one-stop-shop for all business support needs including training, marketing support, industry-related discounts, and professional networking.