To be held at Somerville, Massachusetts, distribution center
December 8, 2015
ABCO HVACR Supply + Solution’s ABCO University is hosting its ninth annual Vocational Field Day on Dec. 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its Somerville, Massachusetts, office and distribution center. All Somerville and greater Boston area high school students, guidance counselors, and teachers are invited to attend.
Could sponsorship of sporting events be a way to gain the interest of young people and perhaps increase their awareness of the opportunities available to them in the HVACR industry? For example, with college football bowl season approaching, I’m thinking the industry should look into uniting to sponsor a bowl game.
While schools are obviously integral to training the next generation of HVACR technicians, new studies show contractors must step up their games and take on much larger roles in workforce development if the industry ever hopes to close the growing skills gap.
Applicant who claimed to be HVAC certified later asked hiring manager what HVAC meant
October 5, 2015
Perhaps it is the desire to stand out that compels some job seekers to include some unnecessary, inappropriate, or downright untrue information on their resumes. For its annual survey, CareerBuilder asked hiring managers to name the biggest blunders they have caught on resumes — from innocent gaffes to obvious lies.
I get questions about interviewing all the time. Something that comes up over and over again is how to figure out if an employee really wants the job. We all know that someone who needs work will say whatever it takes to land the gig.
South Florida HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor looks to boost workforce
August 10, 2015
All-Star Home Services, an HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor serving the greater Miami-Dade community, has announced plans to expand its workforce with new job openings in a variety of departments, including apprenticeships.
Home services company teams with Florida technical college to provide training and jobs
June 9, 2015
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating®, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, has announced its sponsorship of the One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Technical Training Center at Suncoast Technical College. The company is fully funding all the tuition, supplies, books, and uniforms of the students in the program.
New Partnership to Help Promote HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Trades
April 13, 2015
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced at their annual convention in Las Vegas a partnership with TV personality Mike Rowe to work with Rowe to help promote the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades.