Tuesday, March 22, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Lunch, General Session “Transitioning from Student to Employee” and “Truth and Lies in
This general session will open with lunch being served between 11:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. This will allow
attendees to gather and network over lunch prior to the session beginning.
Truth and Lies in HVACR
Paul Appler and Jesse Homenuik, Cliplight
This entertainingly charged lecture will banter back and forth with the objective to expose lies and illuminate
truths in the HVACR industry.
General Session "Transitioning from Student to Employee: Not Just Starting a Job, It's Creating
a Path to Success"
Frank Besednjak, The Training Source
Frank Besednjak, President of The Training Source was born in a refugee camp, yet rose to become one of
the most influential people in the HVACR industry. He will discuss what it takes for HVACR technicians to
become successful and realize their dreams. Frank’s programs and business methods are used throughout
the industry in helping businesses reach their goals
Technical and interpersonal skills are important in today's job market, but building a life long, successful
career takes more. If you want your students to realize their dreams, they need to have an understanding of
what it takes to not only be an outstanding employee, but to also have a long term plan to build a successful
career that is rewarding and enjoyable.
The most successful contracting businesses today look for "Key Attributes" that make certain employees
shine. They use a variety of tests and techniques to define the superstars of tomorrow. Having an
understanding of what management expects, setting goals, and preparing for interviews are all incredibly
important to be able to find the correct career path with the correct employer. Just showing up for work and
doing what is told is okay for an average worker. But, with 47% of HVAC contracting businesses failing every
year because of a lack of business knowledge and experience, a career in HVACR takes a lot more than good
technical and customer service skills, it takes an understanding of the fundamentals of business, tracking
performance, taking personal responsibility and performing as an empowered partner in the success of the
overall business objectives. Those who understand every aspect of business success will be the ones who
everyone will want to emulate.