MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The ESCO Institute and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) have created a new alliance in order to train HVACR technicians.

The organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the organizations have agreed to collaborate to improve the technical competency of the HVACR industry. Each organization currently is striving for the same goals but have each been doing so only addressing part of the industry. Through this collaborative effort, they are creating a cradle-to-grave educational pathway for the HVACR Industry.

“ESCO and RSES have independently worked toward this shared goal for many years now,” said Lori Schiavo, executive vice president of RSES. “Together, we are stronger, as we share the same goal of ensuring that this great industry is maintained by the very best students, technicians, facility managers, and contractors who are learning, continuing to learn, and are already in the field making a difference each day.”

Renee Tomlinson, executive director of ESCO Institute added, “ESCO and RSES share a common goal of educating the industry. While each organization has a slightly different focus, the amalgamation of the talent and resources of these two organizations in the various areas of overlapping efforts could lead to producing a more unified, skilled and stronger industry.”

ESCO Institute and its affiliates have long been known as the industry leaders to improve the technical education process for the future workforce. Similarly, RSES has been helping the current workforce improve their skills for over 80 years. Creating an alliance between these organizations establishes a transitional pathway throughout each stage of ones HVACR career (student, apprentice, journeyman, instructor). In doing so, the needs of the HVACR industry will be better served, making changes in how technicians are trained, which will result in stronger outcomes.

Several initiatives are currently underway which will be announced in the coming weeks.

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