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LWTC Apprenticeship Program Kicks Off in Naples!

Lorenzo Walker Technical College (LWTC), Naples, FL, began its inaugural apprenticeship program in October 2020 with a full class of 20 first-year students. LWTC started its full-time day HVAC program in 2016, and under the direction of Ms. Yolanda Flores, Administrative Director of Postsecondary and Adult and Community Education the program has been expanding ever since. “The number one concern we hear from HVAC contractors is the lack of workforce ready technicians to fill the… Read More

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 MACCA Apprenticeship Graduates

COVID-19 posed new challenges for students enrolled in the 2019-2020 Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) Apprenticeship Program. Not only did the pandemic force the program to close the school and go with virtual classes for the final two months but the annual graduation celebration was cancelled as well. Tyler Wilson, Frank Moraga, Kelsy Blanco and Michael Bowers. Not pictured: Terrance Hill. Fortunately, MACCA’s Apprenticeship Program started using the Cengage digital learning and online textbook… Read More

ACCA/CF Recognizes 2020 Apprenticeship Advancers and Graduates

The Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida (ACCA/CF) recognized their 2020 Apprenticeship Advancers and Graduates at their Longwood training facility on May 27 and 28, 2020. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the program to limit attendance at the events to students and instructors. Parents Mike and Diane Schulz, ACCA/CF Chris Bright Award recipient/Apprentice of the Year Chris Schultz and 3rd year Instructor Andy Brunkala. “In addition to facing the usual challenges of… Read More

UA Facilities Management’s Apprenticeship Program Offers Job Opportunities

The University of Arkansas Facilities Management Department apprenticeship program provides job opportunities in various trades. Current Facilities Management apprentices from top left: Thomas Alvey and Marcus Bell; bottom: Kendall Davis and Jason Easter. Since the program was established in 1973, more than 100 employees have completed the program and gained their journeyman license. Many of these employees, who often started the program after high school, continued their careers with the university upon completion of the… Read More

MACCA Recognizes Apprenticeship Advancers and Graduates at Banquet

The Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) recognized their Apprenticeship Program advancers and graduates during a banquet held on July 11, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport, Sarasota FL. Brion Bacher accepts the 2019 Most Accomplished Apprentice award from Program Coordinator Charlie Day (a set of Fieldpiece digital gauges sponsored by Air Service of Manasota, Inc.). Ten Apprenticeship Graduates, fourteen 2nd year advancers and nineteen 1st year advancers were congratulated by the gathering… Read More
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