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HVAC Excellence and NCCER Collaborate to Develop HVACR Education Resources

NCCER and HVAC Excellence are collaborating to bridge the skill gap in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) education. The organizations are working collectively to improve the effectiveness of these training programs. Their vision is to provide comprehensive education resources that will enable instructors to produce the highly skilled technical and safe workforce the construction industry demands. While all HVACR instructors aspire to effectively prepare their students for success in the industry, data indicates… Read More

ESCO Institute Elearning Center for Students and Instructors

There is no doubt that 2020 is a year for the record books. Along with its many challenges, this year has presented unique and exciting opportunities for innovation, creativity and growth, especially in the area of HVACR education. Prior to this year, the terms “remote” and “blended” were most commonly used to describe a television’s channel-changing device and a margarita preference. Now, we have more profound definitions for them. A lot has changed, including the… Read More

Preparing for Reopening Schools

Contributed by Howard Weiss, ESCO Group Executive Vice President Across the United States, leaders are discussing various options for safely re-opening their schools. While these individuals, who represent both government and education departments, debate the merits of face-to-face, online, and blended learning options, all while social distancing, one must first realize there is no one size fits all solution. The teaching requirements of preparing primary, secondary, and post-secondary content-delivery methods are vastly different, let alone… Read More

New CO2 Curriculum to Accelerate Natural Refrigerant Training

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) and ESCO Group are collaborating on the development of a CO2 curriculum for community college and trade school HVACR programs. Together, they hope to address one of the root causes contributing to a shortage of technicians trained to install and service natural refrigerant technologies. Natural refrigerants – including CO2, ammonia, and hydrocarbons – are climate friendly alternatives to traditional HFC refrigerants and have been identified as one… Read More

National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference Goes Virtual

HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce the 2021 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference will be held online, making it simple, affordable, and safe for all to attend. Over the past few months, the HVAC Excellence executive board has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, CDC guidelines, and the valuable feedback and input we received from those who participate in, and support, our annual event. After carefully evaluating all the data available to date, the… Read More

New from ESCO Institute: Water Heaters

The ESCO Institute is pleased to announce a new publication “Water Heaters.” A large majority of homes in the US have a storage-type water heater that provides domestic hot water. These water heaters can be electric or gas-fired and require regular maintenance and servicing. This training manual covers the installation, maintenance, and service of residential and light commercial gas and electric storage water heaters. What readers will learn: Recognize safety-related issues… Read More