The backdrop for the contests was the 52nd SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where more than 15,000 people, including students, teachers, and business partners participated in the weeklong event.
Who says young people do not want to be a part of the HVACR industry? Amidst the 5,600 vocationally-inclined individuals competing in 94 contests at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, there were 58 in the HVACR event. That was the largest number ever to take part in the HVACR competition.
I just spent several days in Kansas City, Mo., for the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Once out of the heat and humidity and inside air conditioned Bartle Hall for the HVACR contest, I found, as usual, lots of attention given to refrigeration.