Eugene Silberstein, ESCO Institute

HVACR Declared Essential

May 12, 2020

By Eugene Silberstein, Director of Technical Education and Standards at ESCO Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all sectors of the American economy, including state budgets. As decision makers analyze the data, it is likely that there will be budgetary cuts in many areas including, unfortunately, education.

Eugene Silberstein, ESCO Institute
Eugene Silberstein

Make certain your school leaders fully understand the importance and significance of the HVACR industry, prior to them making decisions that can adversely affect your program.

The United States Department of Homeland Security has classified HVACR industry workers as essential and, despite the present economic downturn there is still a significant shortage of qualified HVACR service technicians.

HVACR technicians:

  • Protect the American food distributing system
  • Keep data centers cooled and running
  • Maintain negative pressure rooms in health care facilities which
  • play an integral role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Maintain a controlled living environment.

The HVACR industry is substantially bigger than most people perceive, and essential to our well-being.

If you are looking for some additional data to state the case in why HVACR education is important, or your looking for ideas to build your program enrollment, read this article.