PHOENIX — The Refrigeration School Inc. has further expanded its partnership with Sigler Wholesale Distributors by creating a skilled trades training bootcamp. The RSI Pro Tech Bootcamp is a series of customizable programs designed to provide hands-on HVAC technician training, with Sigler as the supply house and provider for all training materials. The program series is set to launch Monday, January 4, 2021.

“We are excited to be partnering with Sigler again to train and educate workers to become skilled trades professionals,” said Mary Kelly, president and CEO of StrataTech Education Group. “At RSI, we are passionate about bringing awareness to skilled trades education by addressing stigmas and encouraging people to take part in this growing essential industry. We are happy to bridge the skilled trades labor gap locally by collaborating with Sigler to help them increase the level of skill for HVAC technicians, resulting in profitable companies providing an incredible customer experience.”

The courses will be taught on campus at RSI by expert HVAC instructors. COVID-19 precautions will be in place including mask wearing, social distancing, and regular temperature checks. Program certification timelines range from two-day to two-week training courses including: 

  • Install Apprentice
  • Mechanical and Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Warranty Tech
  • Advanced Install
  • Zoning
  • Brazing and Soldering


The RSI Pro Tech Bootcamp is an extension of RSI and Sigler’s ongoing partnership. The two entities have previously collaborated on Sigler’s HVAC Technician Hiring Program. This apprenticeship program provides qualified RSI students with tuition reimbursement. Participating students receive a guaranteed job opportunity with Sigler, rooted in a one to three-year employment contract, following their program completion and graduation with RSI.

Sigler is also advertising this partnership to all employers that purchase from them, giving them the opportunity to enroll their own hires in RSI’s bootcamp program.

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