Mark Skaer, NEWS senior editor (at podium), was moderator of the HVACR training seminar. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)

CHICAGO -The NEWSpresented a seminar at the AHR Expo titled “HVACR Education & Training: Important Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” The panel discussion - with Mark Lowry of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), Gerry Kennedy of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation, Warren Lupson of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), Rex Boynton of North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and Wes Davis of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) - focused on the importance of training, what each respective organization is doing to push training, and what contractors should be doing with their employees.