At the beginning of the year, AHRI chairman Ed Purvis established his 2015 Chairman’s Challenge, calling for AHRI member companies to visit schools with HVACR programs to promote careers in the industry and the Rees Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to qualified HVACR students.
Throughout the year, Danfoss made 83 visits to schools across the U.S.
John Galyen (left) president, Danfoss North America, accepted the Chairman’s Challenge Award from Purvis (right) during AHRI’s Annual Meeting, held Nov. 15-17 in Bonita Springs, Florida.
“Danfoss is investing to help the industry address critical issues, like the workforce gap, which we can expect to only grow over the coming years,” Galyen said. “As 50 percent of today’s contractors prepare for retirement, it’s imperative that we focus on advancing the industry — starting at the technical school level — and prepare the next generation of contractors to work with the newest and emerging technologies under a profusion of regulations and standards. This includes providing training and engaging and partnering with technical schools.”
Publication date: 12/14/2015