Uniting the HVACR Industry Around Education September 11, 2012

HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that exhibit space for the 2013 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference has sold out. It is great to see so many manufactures and industry leading groups supporting education in the HVACR industry, as the United States Department of Labor has forecast the HVACR industry to be one of the fastest growing industries in the years to come. HVACR Education is the key to: * A better trained workforce * Reducing warranty cost * Reducing call backs * Reducing the energy impact of HVACR equipment These are jobs that cannot be automated or exported and they must be done on American soil. With implementation of green and smart technologies, the industry has rapidly changed. For HVACR programs to provide relevant training that leads to employment, HVACR educators need to attend professional development programs on an annual basis. In order for HVACR educators to keep current on technological changes, code changes and better teaching techniques, HVAC Excellence created an annual train the trainer event - The National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that the following organizations have made a commitment towards education as they are the driving force of the 2013 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference: Daikin AC, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, DuPont ISCEON, Danfoss, Harris Products Group, ICM Controls, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Fujitsu General America, Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Delmar Cengage Learning, AMCA International, American Lokring Corp, American Technical Publishers, Appion Inc., Arkema, Arzel Zoning, Hampden Engineering, Bacharach, Cliplight Manufacturing, Fieldpiece Instruments, CO Experts, Contractor Magazine, Cosica Communications, ECS Solar, Techsource Tools, Dwyer Instruments, Energy Audit Institute, Energy Conservation Institute, Interplay, Field Controls, Flir Systems, Fluke Corporation, Uniweld Products, United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices, Genteq, Goodheart-Wilcox Publishers, Green Mechanical Council, HVAC Insider, HVAC Investigators, HVACR Business Magazine, HVACRedu.net, Imperial Tools, JugLugger Refrigerant Strap, Sears Home Services, Klein Tools, Knight Electronics, Knipex Tools , Malco Products, Microtek, My Open Jobs, LLC, National Inspection Testing Certification (NITC), Nu-Calgon, Pearson, Quiteside, Simutech Systems, Inc, Rectorseal, Refrigeration Technologies, Ritchie Engineering Company Inc., Sanuvox Technologies, Inc., TABB, UEI Test Instruments, Test Products International, Testo Inc., The Energy Conservatory, Thermostat Recycling Corp, Trutech Tools and the ESCO Institute. Joining all of these sponsors and exhibiting companies will be presenters representing: Mitsubishi, Johnson Controls, NEBB, Sporlan, White Rogers, Liebert, LG, and many more. These companies should be commended for taking a leading role in supporting education in the HVACR industry. The time is now to unite the industry - manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors, associations and the like, and shift our focus to supporting the piece of the puzzle which lays the foundation for our future workforce: ensuring educators and trainers are properly equipped with the tools and knowledge to educate the next generation. The 2013 HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference will be held March 17-20, 2013 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The hotel offers luxury rooms at affordable prices. Additionally, the self contained venue offers an event center, a dozen restaurants, movie theaters, bowling, spa, casino, and a free shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport, and a great deal more. Rooms are available for $58.00 per night for the nights of the conference through February 12th or the block sells out. The conference will offer a large number of sessions - lecture and hands-on that lead us to a more sustainable future. Additionally, the conference has nearly 80 industry exhibits for attendees to learn about the latest in equipment, trainers, simulators, tools, test instruments and curriculum. Attendees will have the opportunity to stay an additional day to learn about Energy Auditing and building Science. This special two part, thirteen hour program will begin on Tuesday March 19th and finish on Wednesday March 20th. This session will aide attendees in developing an understanding of the energy audit process and the educational requirements for energy auditor training. Registration is now open and includes: four plated meals (breakfast and lunch on March 18th and 19th), kickoff event with open bar, admission to all sessions, admission to all exhibits, and the opportunity to take educator credentialing exams free of charge. For information on registration, sessions and exhibitors visit www.hvacexcellence.org/nhetc/ or call 800-394-5268
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