The not-for-profit organization, ACT (www.act.org), notes that a significant segment of today’s labor force does not have the requisite skills that employers demand. This information probably does not come as a surprise to HVAC contractors.
Purdue University has issued a call for papers in conjunction with its three concurrent HVACR conferences in July 2012. They are the 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, 14th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference, and 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference.
BIM Contracts & Risk Allocation/BIM Process & Technology Implementation for Mechanical Contractors presented by MCAA. E2 Controller Training presented by Emerson Climate Technologies Educational Services.
Reports from the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) warn that a trained workforce gap is coming and the HVAC industry will not be spared. What can be done to avoid this potential disaster?
The most recent SkillsUSA competition had among its 94 contests one dealing with Sustainability Solutions in which persons in high school and postsecondary schools demonstrated their ideas on wind, solar, and other green alternatives for generating power.
Energy, efficiency, and economics were the key topics at the 13th Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium held in Washington, D.C., recently at the Russell Senate Office Building. It was appropriate that Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) keynoted the event as he is the Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
A group of nearly 550 individuals packed the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2011 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference (NHETC). The NHETC is an annual event dedicated to providing continuing education for HVACR educators and trainers.
Social media presents two primary choices: get involved or be left behind. Contractors have heatedly debated that statement, along with many other social media topics, for some time. More often than not, however, the argument circles back to social media relevance. With social media being so new, industry relevance is more a matter of opinion that could be argued from both sides.
The 2011 SkillsUSA Ohio Regional Challenge was held March 26 at the W.R. Timken Center, Stark State College of Technology. The Akron Canton Area Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has sponsored the regional competition for high school students since about 2002.