SCHOFIELD, Wis. — In a typical year, Greenheck hosts hundreds of people from around the world at its Schofield, Wisconsin, campus for the company’s extensive HVAC University training programs. In 2020, COVID-19 quickly put a temporary halt to that. However, the pandemic did not prevent Greenheck from providing industry training.
“The need for quality, professional industry education remained,” said Ron Wendorski, director of the Bernard A. Greenheck Education Center. “Our team quickly shifted gears to reimagine our traditional, in-person HVAC University program and transition to a virtual offering.”
Greenheck revised 12 of its most popular classes for virtual learning.
“We added high-definition video of our product demonstrations and product galleries to enhance the online classes,” Wendorski said. New software provided a stable platform to ensure consistent delivery of best in industry live, online classes.
For the 12 classes offered in July through August, 2,274 attendees took part in an average of four classes each and were issued 6,099 personal development hour (PDH) certificates.
Virtual HVAC University classes will continue through the end of the year, with in-person classes scheduled to return in 2021. The classes are open to contractors, building owners, and engineers, however space must be reserved through your local Greenheck representative. For more information, visit www.greenheck.com/resources/education/hvac-university