With limited budgets, you may be asking why your HVACR instructors should receive funding for professional development. The answer is simple.
There is a looming workforce shortage facing the HVACR industry. The industry is in desperate need of highly skilled technicians to fill both new positions
as well as those of our retiring workforce. Recent studies have shown that there will be a need for nearly 300,000 technicians over the next seven years.
The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation released the results of a survey of HVACR Educators and Trainers. This survey indicates that over half of the HVACR
instructors across the US feel out of date with changes to industry codes, regulations, and equipment. So, if our instructors are out of date, what does that mean
for the graduates/completers of the programs? They will be out of date just starting off!
Regulations, codes, equipment and even the way equipment is being serviced is changing EVERY DAY. Processes and readings that used to be taken with specialized
equipment and instruments are now being done via phone apps. State and local codes are adopting energy related processes to be completed (like Duct and Envelope Testing)
and the list goes on and on.
To ensure that graduates are entering the workforce with the most relevant and employable skills, it is absolutely imperative that your HVACR instructors participate
in professional development training and HVAC Excellence can make this possible.
The HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference is the industry’s largest conference dedicated to the professional development of HVAR Educators and Trainers.
The Conference will be held March 26-28, 2018, at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
To maximize an attendee’s educational experience, the conference is spread over three days and attendees can select from fifty educational sessions that are most relevant to
the HVACR department’s program. These sessions may cover cutting edge technology or, equally as important, educational delivery systems, work ethics programs, and customer
relations skills. Ample time has also been dedicated for attendees to participate in the HVACR Industry Exposition allowing instructors to visit directly with industry leaders
from nearly 100 companies including equipment manufacturers, publishers, and industry organizations.
We hope that your instructors can join us for the industry’s largest event dedicated to the professional development of HVACR educators. The quality of a program is only as good
as the instructor leading it and the education students receive is dependent upon instructors staying up to date. Keeping your program current and relevant also provides employers
a reason to hire your graduates and placed students helps to build program enrollment.
So, the question now is not, can you afford to send your instructors for professional development, but rather, can you afford not to?
For further details on the conference, please feel free to visit www.escogroup.org and click the conference link.
Additionally, feel free to contact a friendly member of our customer service team by phone at 800-394-5268.