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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Registration Desk

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Coffee and Snack

Sponsored by Bacharach and ESCO Institute


Exposition Foyer

Network with your peers over coffee and a light snack before sessions begin.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

CEU Value 0.2

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) and Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT)

Thomasena Philen, Daikin AC


Classroom 1

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is the wave of the future. How can the industry improve on this leading edge

technology, by combining VRF with Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT). This session will discuss the

basics of VRF & inverter technology and how it is typically applied and then expand on how Variable

Refrigerant Temperature can improve on overall system efficiency. VRT is a commercial cooling & heating

application. Instructors teaching VRT technology in the classroom will be building upon a solid foundation of

the refrigeration cycle and how it looks on a P&E chart as well as applying the concepts to system design.

The Pupil to Professional Predicament: Teaching Tenacity

Steve Coscia, Coscia Communications


Classroom 2

Today’s millennial students (born after 1980) may be our most educated generation ever, but they also score

lower than their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem solving based on a recent Educational

Testing Service (ETS) report. The reasons for this trend are numerous with varied present and future socio-

economic implications. One skill that may trump all others is tenacity – the will to persevere. Contractors

agree that they would risk hiring a college graduate who lacked real-world field experience providing the

candidate had positive soft skills such as tenacity.

Attend this session and learn the core soft skill behaviors required to help students succeed in the

marketplace. Attendees will learn about: the latest, most state-of-the-art research on soft skill behaviors,

most common soft skill behavioral deficiencies, contractor case study metrics based on actual feedback, best

soft skill classroom practices among trade schools, the soft skill behaviors that employers seek in a job

candidate, and get classroom strategies you can use immediately.